Patrick Bonin

PU – IUF, Psychology, Permanent

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Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté
11 Esplanade Erasme
21000 Dijon


Cognitive Psychology; Evolution; Adaptive Memory; Behavioral Immune System; norms for words, pictures


Curriculum Vitae

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Research topics

Adaptive memory is the view championed by James Nairne at Purdue University according to which the functional characteristics of memory have been sculpted by evolutionary pressures faced by our ancestors in the distant past. I am now working in this area of research focusing on animacy effects, on contamination effects in memory, or survival processing effects in memory. I am interested in normative studies (e.g., words, pictures). Before I used to work in psycholinguistics on topics such as picture naming or spelling-to-dictation. 



  • Bonin, P. (2022). Ce Cro-Magnon qui est en moi !. Paris: Edilivre. More ›
  • Bonin, P., Duplessy-Lukowski, H., Thibaut, J.-P., & Méot, A. (2021). Norms in French for 209 images of the "food-pics" image database. Food Quality and Preference. More ›
  • Bonin, P., Laroche, B., & Méot, A. (2021). Psycholinguistic norms for a set of 506 French compound words. Behavior Research Methods. More ›
  • Fancovicova, J., Prokop, P., Sramelova, D., Thiebaut, G., Méot, A., Witt, A., Bonin, P., & Medina-Jerez, W. (2021). Does food play a prominent role in visual attention to disgusting stimuli?. Journal of Ethology. More ›
  • Thiebaut, G., Méot, A., Witt, A., Prokop, P., & Bonin P. (2021). “Touch Me If You Can!”: Individual Differences in Disease Avoidance and Social Touch. Evolutionary Psychology. More ›
  • Bonin, P., Gelin, M., Laroche, B., & Méot, A. (2020). “Survival processing of the selfish gene?”: Adaptive memory and inclusive fitness. Evolutionary Psychological Science. More ›
  • Bonin, P., Poulin-Charronnat, B., Duplessy-Lukowski, H., Bard, P., Vinter, A., Ferrand, L., & Meot, A. (2020). IMABASE: A new set of 313 colourised line drawings standardised in French for name agreement, image agreement, conceptual familiarity, age-of-acquisition, and imageability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73(11), 1862-1878. More ›
  • Thiebaut, G., Méot, A., Witt, A., Prokop, P., & Bonin, P. (2020). The behavioral immune system: How does it contribute to our understanding of human behavior?. In A. M. Columbus (Eds.), Advances in Psychology Research. Vol. 144 (pp. ). : . More ›
  • Bonin, P., Gelin, M., Dioux, V., & Méot, A. (2019). "It is alive!" Evidence for animacy effects in semantic categorization and lexical decision. Applied Psycholinguistics, 40(4), 965-985. More ›
  • Bonin, P., Méot, A., Laroche, B., Bugaiska, A., & Perret, C. (2019). The impact of image characteristics on written naming in adults. Reading and Writing, 32(1), 13-31. More ›

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