Sussex Ingestive Behaviour Group


Papers published over the last 8 years are listed below.


Tepper, BJ and Yeomans, MR. (2017) Flavor, Satiety and Food Intake. IFT Press, Wiley.

Refereed Journal Articles



Yeomans, M.R., Armitage, R.M, Atkinson, R., Francis, H.M. & Stevenson, R.J. (2023) Habitual intake of fat and sugar is associated with poorer memory and greater impulsivity in humans. PlosOne, 18(8): e0290308, DOI

Stevenson, R.J., Francis, H.M., Hughes, A., Wylie, F. & Yeomans, M.R. (2023). Predictors of state-based changes in wanting and liking.  Appetite, 106640 DOI

Armitage, R.M., Iatridi, V., Vi, C.T. & Yeomans, M.R. (2023). Phenotypic differences in taste hedonics: the effects of sweet liking. Food Quality and Preference, Volume 107, 104845. DOI

Stevenson, R.J., Yeomans, M.R. & Francis, H.M. (2023). Human hunger as a memory process. Psychological Reviews, DOI


Yeomans, M.R., Vi, C., Mohammed, N., and Armitage, R.M., (2022). Re-evaluating how sweet-liking and PROP-tasting are related. Physiology & Behavior, Volume 246, 15 March 2022, 113702. [DOI]

Blackmore, H., Hidrio, C. & Yeomans, M.M. (2022). How sensory and hedonic expectations shape perceived properties of regular and non-alcoholic beer. Food Quality and Preference, 104562. [DOI]


Yeomans, M.R., Ridley-Siegert, T., Vi, C., and Crombag, H.S., (2021). Visual cues associated with sweet taste increase short-term eating and grab attention in healthy volunteers. Physiology & Behavior, p.113600. [DOI]

Appleton, K.M., Newbury, A., Almiron‐Roig, E., Yeomans, M.R., Brunstrom, J.M., de Graaf, K., Geurts, L., Kildegaard, H. and Vinoy, S., (2021). Sensory and physical characteristics of foods that impact food intake without affecting acceptability: Systematic review and meta‐analyses. Obesity Reviews. [DOI]

Iatridi, V., Quadt, L., Hayes, J.E., Garfinkel, S.N. and Yeomans, M.R., (2021). Female sweet-likers have enhanced cross-modal interoceptive abilities. Appetite, 165, p.105290. [DOI]

Armitage, R.M., Iatridi, V. and Yeomans, M.R., (2021). Understanding sweet-liking phenotypes and their implications for obesity: narrative review and future directions. Physiology & Behavior, p.113398. [DOI]

Blackmore H., Hidrio C., & Yeomans M. R. (2021). A taste of things to come: The effect of extrinsic and intrinsic cues on perceived properties of beer mediated by expectations. Food Quality and Preference. Volume 94, December 2021, 104326. [DOI]

Zhou X., Yeomans M. R., Thomas A., Wilde P., Linter B., & Methven L. (2021). Individual differences in oral tactile sensitivity and gustatory fatty acid sensitivity and their relationship with fungiform papillae density, mouth behaviour and texture perception of a food model varying in fat. Food Quality and Preference. 104116. [DOI]

Skora L. I., Yeomans M. R., Crombag H. S., & Scott R. B. (2021). Evidence that instrumental conditioning requires conscious awareness in humans. Cognition. Volume 208, March 2021, 104546. [DOI]


Zhou X., Yeomans M. R., Thomas A., Wilde P., Linter B., & Methven L. (2020). Individual differences in oral tactile sensitivity and gustatory fatty acid sensitivity and their relationship with fungiform papillae density, mouth behaviour and texture perception of a food model varying in fat. Food Quality and Preference. 104116. [DOI]

Vi C. T., Marzo A., Dmitrenko D., Yeomans M. R., and Obrist M. (2020). Eating Like an Astronaut: How Children Are Willing to Eat “Flying” Food Using Acoustic Levitation. Companion Publication of the 2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI ’20 Companion). [DOI]

Iatridi V., Armitage R. M., Yeomans M. R., & Hayes J. E. (2020). Effects of Sweet-Liking on Body Composition Depend on Age and Lifestyle: A Challenge to the Simple Sweet-Liking—Obesity Hypothesis. Nutrients. 12(9), 2702 [DOI]

Yeomans M. R., Morris J., & Armitage R. M. (2020). Hedonic contrast and the short-term stimulation of appetite. Appetite. Volume 155, 1 December 2020, 104849 [DOI]

Morris J., Vi C. T., Forster S., & Yeomans M. R. (2020). Ingested but not perceived: Response to satiety cues disrupted by perceptual load. Appetite. Volume 155, 1 December 2020, 104813 [DOI]

Morris J., Ngai M. Y. K., Yeomans M. R., & Forster S. (2020). A high perceptual load task reduces thoughts about chocolate, even while hungry. Appetite. Volume 151, 1 August 2020, 104694 [DOI]

Vi C. T., Marzo A., Memoli G., Maggioni E., Ablart D., Yeomans M. R., and Obrist M. (March 2020) LeviSense: A Platform for the Multisensory Integration in Levitating Food and Insights into its Effect on Flavour Perception. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS). 102428, ISSN 1071-5819 [DOI] (Open Access).

Stevenson, R. J., Francis, H. M., Attuquayefio, T., Gupta, D., Yeomans, M. R., Oaten, M. J., & Davidson, T. (2020). Hippocampal-dependent appetitive control is impaired by experimental exposure to a Western-style diet  Royal Society open science, 7(2), 191338. [DOI]


Blackmore H., Hidrio C., Godineau P., & Yeomans M. R. (2019). The effect of implicit and explicit extrinsic cues on hedonic and sensory expectations in the context of beer.  Food Quality and Preference. 103855, ISSN 0950-3293 [DOI]

Iatridi V., Hayes J. E., & Yeomans M. R. (2019). Quantifying sweet taste liker phenotypes: time for some consistency in the classification criteria.  Nutrients. 11(1), 129. [DOI]

Iatridi V., Hayes J. E., & Yeomans M. R. (2019). Reconsidering the classification of sweet taste liker phenotypes: a methodological review. Food Quality and Preference[DOI]


Yeomans, M. R., Chambers, L., & McCrickerd K. (2018). Expectations About Satiety and Thirst Are Modified by Acute Motivational State. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. [DOI]

Iatridi V., Hayes J. E., & Yeomans M. R. (2018). Poor sleeping habits and sweet-liking: is there a connection? EuroSense Conference, 2-5 September, Verona, Italy.

Iatridi, V., & Yeomans, M. R. (2018). Identifying sweet taste liker phenotypes: A methodological review. Appetite, 130, 308. [DOI]

Morris, J. & Yeomans, M. R. & Forster, S. (2018). A novel approach to measuring attentional bias for food using load theory: A preliminary investigation. Appetite. [DOI]


Gould, N., Zandstra, E. H. & Yeomans, M. R. (2017). Knowing too much: knowledge of energy content prevents liking change through flavour-nutrient associations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. [DOI]

Yeomans, M.R., Ruder Milton, M & Chambers. L.C. (2017). Additive effects of sensory-enhanced satiety and memory for recent eating on appetite. Appetite. [DOI]

Veldhuizen, MG, Babbs, KR, Patel, B, Fobbs, W, Kroemer, NB, Garcia, E, Yeomans, MR, & Small, DM. (2017) Integration of sweet taste and metabolism determines carbohydrate reward. Current Biology. [DOI]

Yeomans, M.R. (2017).  Adverse effects of consuming high fat-sugar diets on cognition: implications for understanding obesity.  Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. [DOI]

Masic, U., & Yeomans, M. R. (2017). Does acute or habitual protein deprivation influence liking for monosodium glutamate? Physiology & Behavior. 171: 79-86. [DOI]

Yeomans, MR & McCrickerd, K (2017). Acute hunger modifies responses on the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire Hunger and Disinhibition, but not Restraint, scales. Appetite, 110: 1-5. [DOI]


Yeomans, M.R., Re, R., Wickham, M., Lundholm, H., & Chambers, L. (2016) Beyond expectations: the physiological basis of sensory-enhancement of satiety. International Journal of Obesity, 40: 1693-1698. [DOI]

Yeomans, M.R. and Prescott, J. (2016). Smelling the goodness: sniffing as a behavioral measure of learned odor hedonics.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition. 42: 391-400. [DOI]

Attuquayefio, T., Stevenson, R.J., Boakes, R.A., Oaten, M.J., Yeomans, M.R. Mahmut, M. and Francis, H.M. (2016). A high-fat high-sugar diet predicts poorer hippocampal-related memory and a reduced ability to suppress wanting under satiety. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition. 42: 415-428. [DOI]

Yeomans, M.R. and Boakes, S. (2016) That smells filling: effects of pairings of odours with sweetness and thickness on odour perception and expected satiety. Food Quality and Preference, 54: 128-136. [DOI]

Stevenson, R. J., Boakes, R. A., Oaten, M. J., Yeomans, M. R., Mahmut, M., Francis, H. M. (2016) Chemosensory Abilities in Consumers of a Western-Style Diet. Chemical Senses, in press. [DOI]

Lumley, J, Stevenson, RJ, Oaten, MJ, Mahmut, M & Yeomans, MR (2016) Individual differences in impulsivity and their relationship to a Western-style diet. Personality and Individual Differences 97, 178-185. [DOI]

Brace, A. and Yeomans, M.R. (2016). The reinforcing value of palatable snack foods and its relationship to subtypes of behavioural and self-report impulsivity. Eating Behaviors, 21: 18-23. [DOI]

Lett, A. M., Yeomans, M. R., Norton, I. T. & Norton, J. E. (2016). Enhancing expected food intake behaviour, hedonics and sensory characteristics of oil-in-water emulsion systems through microstructural properties, oil droplet size and flavour. Food Quality and Preference, 47: 148-155. [DOI]

Lett, A.M., Norton, J.E. & Yeomans, M.R. (2016) Emulsion oil droplet size significantly affects satiety: A pre-ingestive approach. Appetite, 96: 18-24. [DOI]