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  • top news More

    We are glad to announce that our network is growing. This year we are adding four new members, and with them, we are expanding our expertise as well as the numbers of countries and sensory cultures. Alexandre, Anne, Chris, and Keren – a very warm welcome from all of us.

    Eleven PhDs from different countries will be recruited, working in research environments with internationally recognized expertise in areas such as sensory perception, consumer sciences and sensometrics, food choice and behaviour, feeding behaviour, social marketing, consumer socialization, and cognitive psychology.

    The results of a research programme co-funded by ESN just have been published in Food Research International: TDL - a new method to understand the consumers' needs.

  • 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 32 member organisations acting in 17 European countries, and five 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 cross-border 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

    Hedonic contrast effects in multi-product food evaluations differing in complexity

    Jagoda Mazur, Rafal Drabek, Anne Goldman (2018) (Food Quality and Preference) Volume 63, 159 - 167. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2017.06.016

    Easy-going, rational, susceptible and struggling eaters: A segmentation study based on eating behaviour tendencies

    Saara Pentikäinen, Anne Arvola, Leila Karhunen, Kyösti Pennanen (2018) (Appetite) Volume 120, 212 - 221. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.09.001

    Cayenne pepper in a meal: Effect of oral heat on feelings of appetite, sensory specific desires and well-being

    B.V. Andersen, D.V. Byrne, W.L.P. Bredie, P. Møller (2017) (Food Quality and Preference) Volume 60, 1 - 8. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2017.03.007

     

     

  • esn members:

    SAM Sensory and Marketing International
     
  • esn industry partners: