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Easier Neuromarketing Studies with Mynd

A key limitation of neuromarketing studies that employ brain scan technology has been convenience. fMRI, of course, presents major problems: ultra-costly equipment, a noisy and confined space, inability to move, etc. EEG, which uses…

Darth Vader Wins Super Bowl

Volkswagen's "The Force" ad featuring a pint-sized Darth Vader was the highest-scoring ad as ranked by neuromarketing firm Sands Research. Ranked by Sands' metrics for engagement, the top ads were: (more…)

Inside NeuroFocus

Somehow, one might expect the most prominent neuromarketing firm to have more ostentatious offices than a modest two-story building nestled in a mixed-use Berkeley, CA neighborhood. A skateboard park is across the street, and neighboring…

It’s Super Bowl Brain Scan Time!

Lots of people look forward to the Super Bowl. While most eagerly anticipate the on-field action, a significant portion of the game's TV viewers pay more attention to the ads. (If you are reading this, you are likely one of the latter!)…

University Neuromarketing Lab Opens

Iowa State University has officially opened their new neuromarketing laboratory in the Gerdin Business Building on their Ames campus. The new lab, led by marketing professor Terry Childers, will use EEG to study consumer decision-making.…

What Yogurt Can Teach Marketers

I'm not a big yogurt fan. "Live cultures" would be unacceptable (or even scary) in most foods, but are highly prized in yogurt. Nevertheless, we can all learn something from a neuromarketing study focused on the gooey dairy product.…

The Buying Brain by A. K. Pradeep

Review: The Buying Brain: Secrets for Selling to the Subconscious Mind by A. K. Pradeep The world of neuromarketing seems to be shrouded in mystery. There are no university studies that conclusively demonstrate that one can improve…

Neuromarketing at New Scientist

For a field that some pundits dismiss as pseudoscience, neuromarketing scored a coup when New Scientist had Neurofocus optimize their cover design, and then wrote about the process. To be sure, the well-regarded science mag was cautious in…

Virtual Supermarket

One of the challenges facing marketers is the difficulty in predicting real-world behavior from data captured in less than real circumstances. A horizontal, immobile subject surrounded by a claustrophobic, noisy fMRI tube might reasonably…

fMRI, Neuron Data Validated

Brain scans using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) don't always get a lot of respect. They have been accused of being used to produce research that is colorful but not particularly insightful. One study used fMRI to find…