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  • top news More

    A new test, the ConsumerFacetsTM, differentiates the psychological dispositions of consumers. In an ESN video, sensory researcher Lise Dreyfuss explains how the test works and what it adds to the understanding of consumer behavior and product development.

    Nancy Holthuysen (from ESN member Wageningen Food & Biobased Research) and her team investigated how to choose the meal best suitable to be served in an airplane.

    A new study by Lukas Danner, European Sensory Network member Klaus Duerrschmid and colleagues shines a light on the association of certain odours with distinct age groups.

  • who we are

    The European Sensory Network (ESN) is a powerful international network of leading research institutions and industrial partners at the cutting edge of sensory and consumer sciences. It was  founded in 1989 to meet the challenge of the rapidly developing science of sensory analysis within  Europe.

    Today, the European Sensory Network brings together 28 member organisations acting in 17 European countries, and four non-European countries. ESN members and partners share their knowledge and expertise to explore the value and applications of sensory sciences in food and non food industrial practices.

    A focus of ESN activities is on cross-border studies. ESN offers numerous close crossborder links between sensory scientists and industrial partners. These collaborations have proven to be very  valuable. The well established contacts among ESN members make it easy to plan and perform international studies, and guarantee exceptional research following universal standards.

  • recent publications More

    Exploring influences on food choice in a large population sample: The Italian Taste project

    E. Monteleone, S. Spinelli, C. Dinnella, I. Endrizzi, M. Laureati, E. Pagliarini, F. Sinesio, F. Gasperi, L. Torri, E. Aprea, L.I. Bailetti, A. Bendini, A. Braghieri, C. Cattaneo, D. Cliceri, N. Condelli, M.C. Cravero, A. Del Caro, R. Di Monaco, S. Drago, (2017) (Food Quality and Preference) Volume 59, 123 - 140. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2017.02.013

    “Welcome on board”: Overall liking and just-about-right ratings of airplane meals in three different consumption contexts-laboratory, re-created airplane, and actual airplane

    Nancy T. E. Holthuysen, Milou N. Vrijhof, René A. de Wijk, Stefanie Kremer (2017) (Journal of Sensory Studies), e12254. doi:10.1111/joss.12254

     

     

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    SAM Sensory and Marketing International
     
     
     
     
     
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