Dieting is the worst. Researchers at Tokyo University know this and are trying to lighten our load with special ‘diet goggles’.

On one device goggle-mounted cameras send images to a computer, which magnifies the apparent size of the cookie in the image it displays to the wearer while keeping his hand the same size, making the snack appear larger than it actually is.

In experiments, volunteers consumed nearly 10 percent less when the biscuits they were eating appeared 50 percent bigger.

In another project, Hirose’s team developed a “meta cookie”, where the headgear uses scent bottles and visual trickery to fool the wearer into thinking the snack they are eating is anything but a plain biscuit.

Users can set the device to their favourite taste so they think they are eating a chocolate or strawberry-flavoured cookie.

Oh word? Also, am I a perv or did you also imagine the possibility of making all boobs bigger and strawberry flavored? Okay, bye.

[via yahoo]