Damien Foinant

Post-doctorant – Contract

Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté
11 Esplanade Erasme
21000 Dijon


  • Concepts; 
  • Executive Functions; 
  • Cognitive Development; 
  • Categorization; 
  • Experimental Psychology; 
  • Food & Nutrition

Curriculum Vitae

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I am interested in food cognition and behaviors. In particular, my research investigates how young children develop mental representations of food and which dimensions are relevant to their food concept(s). I also study the interplay of cognitive (executive functions) and behavioral (food rejections) interindividual differences in children’s food conceptual development.

Research topics

Establishing the directional and longitudinal relationships between young children’s food rejection and cognitive processes.


  • Damien Foinant, Jérémie Lafraire, & Jean-Pierre Thibaut (2022). Relationships between executive functions and food rejection dispositions in young children. Appetite. More ›
  • Damien Foinant, Jérémie Lafraire,& Jean-Pierre Thibaut (2022). Tears for pears: Influence of children’s neophobia on categorization performance and strategy in the food domain. Frontiers in Nutrition. More ›
  • Damien Foinant, Jérémie Lafraire, & Jean-Pierre Thibaut (2021). Strength or Nausea? Children’s Reasoning About the Health Consequences of Food Consumption. Frontiers in Psychology. More ›
  • Jean-Pierre Thibaut, Jérémie Lafraire, & Damien Foinant (2020). A time for a meal? Children's conceptions of short-term and long-term effects of foods. Cognitive Development. More ›