Ethical issues in neuroscience and its business uses
We’re playing catchup after a rare vacation, so here’s the best of the best for the last couple of weeks!
Who doesn’t want to be James Bond, at least when he isn’t being tortured by a sadistic villain? I’m sure some 007 movie buff will provide a counter-example, but I don’t recall the fictional secret agent ever giving a public speech. Nevertheless, Nick Morgan (@DrNickMorgan) tells you Why Public Speakers Need To Copy James Bond. Be like Bond! […]
We’ve got some particularly good finds this week, with several great user experience-related items. Check ‘em out, add your own!
If you are an engineer, friction is your enemy. That’s even more true if you are a web marketer trying […]
I’ve been hearing the invented word “brandwashing” for years now, but this combination of “branding” and “brainwashing” received new exposure when the New York Times suggested it as a synonym for neuromarketing. […]
Seth Godin has a nice post on ethical marketing that is equally applicable to neuromarketing. Godin makes the point that marketing can be used for evil purposes, such as persuading people to use products that are bad for them, but that marketing can be beautiful, too. He sums up, […]
Are the non-medical applications of fMRI and other brain imaging technology overrated, or are we seeing the birth of a major new field of study? Ofri Ilani and Yotam Feldman of Haaretz have written a lengthy survey piece that starts by describing some of the current and planned brain imaging centers in Israel and segues into a lengthy and detailed discussion of the pros and cons of neuroimaging technology. There is even a section on neuromarketing: […]