Neuro-Alarmism at Popular Mechanics

It’s Halloween, so Popular Mechanics must want to scare its readers. The magazine has thrown fuel on the fire of neuro-alarmism by running a November issue cover story by Jeff Wise talking about “digital thought police” and filled with […]

By |October 31st, 2007|

Painful Sushi and Other Pricing Blunders

What’s the worst way to sell something? According to Carnegie Mellon University economics and psychology professor George Loewenstein (see The Pain of Buying and Brain Scans Predict Buying Behavior), selling products in a way that the consumer sees […]

By |March 27th, 2007|

Super Bowl Ads: GoDaddy Girl 1, Neuroscientists 0

Some pundits question whether neuroscientists scanning brains with fMRI while people watch advertisements is a valid way of measuring ad effectiveness. GoDaddy.com's buxom babe was declared a flop by neuroscientists, but drove more web traffic than any other ad.

By |February 17th, 2006|