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Neuroeconomics

Decision making and the brain

Why Percentages Don’t Add Up

Which is scarier - undergoing a potentially fatal surgical procedure that has a 95% survival rate, or one that causes death in 1 out of 20 patients? If you are like most people, you would find the latter statistic far more worrisome, even…

Smiles Really DO Boost Sales

What's the first thing a manager teaches a new retail or food service employee? Maybe "Don't steal the cash!" is first, but right after that is, "Smile at the customer!" It turns out that this is probably even better advice than one might…

Careers in Neuromarketing

Science Magazine has blessed neuromarketing and neuroeconomics by citing them as "interesting niche areas" in neuroscience research. Emma Hitt's article notes, "The subject areas that qualify as neuroscience are as far-reaching and as…

Emotional Design

At a conference presentation last week (see Neuromarketing in Montreal), I made the point that the most important frontier for neuromarketers may be product design. Why struggle to make ads more appealing when you could be making the…

Find Out If You Are A Tightwad

We've been writing about "tightwads" and "spendthrifts" lately (see Tightwads, Spendthrifts, and Everyone Else and Five Keys to Selling to Tightwads), and thought Neuromarketing readers might be interested in finding out where they fall on…