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Riddle: When Is Twitter Like an Elevator?

Riddle: When Is Twitter Like an Elevator?

Travel enough, and you encounter a lot of elevators. This simple device can offer some interesting user experience lessons. Some are bizarre ones, like the incomprehensible control system I described in Don’t Redesign Your Elevator! The other day, in a perfectly fine Southern California hotel, I found elevators whose control panels all showed a virtually [...]

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Power of Ten: The Weird Psychology of Rankings

Power of Ten: The Weird Psychology of Rankings

Headline writers have known for years that rankings articles like “Top 10″ lists generate clicks. University administrators have simultaneously dismissed USNews college rankings as inaccurate and irrelevant while still striving to improve their school’s own ranking. Practically everything is ranked these days – best cities to find love, best places to retire… people seem to [...]

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Ariely for Free, Getting Unstuck, Placebos, and More – Roger’s Picks

Ariely for Free, Getting Unstuck, Placebos, and More – Roger’s Picks

Another week, another few hundred articles and blog posts scanned… here’s this week’s diverse group of stuff you may find particularly interesting. Hot on the heels of last week’s post from Brian Massey naming Austin the Conversion Capital of the World, one of the listed experts has put together a great compilation of A/B test [...]

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Fonts That Create Emotions, and More – Roger’s Picks

Fonts That Create Emotions, and More – Roger’s Picks

We’re trying something new here at Neuromarketing – a quick digest of interesting articles we found this week. Expect an eclectic mix of marketing, neuroscience, psychology, digital, and stuff that doesn’t fit in any of those categories. Cat videos, too! Well, probably no cat videos… but if we find something particularly amusing, we’ll share it!

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The Future of Web Design May Be Ugly

The Future of Web Design May Be Ugly

We’ve seen a variety of disastrous web design trends over the years. Remember splash pages? All-Flash sites? Frames? We may be on the cusp of a new trend: unstyled ugliness.

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Can You Double Your Clicks with the Jeopardy Effect?

Can You Double Your Clicks with the Jeopardy Effect?

Do you want more clicks on your tweets? Or, on your marketing links in emails or ads? Or, if you are a blogger, journalist, or content writer, could you do with more traffic to your articles? A new study by researchers at the BI Norwegian Business School demonstrates that phrasing headlines in a particular way [...]

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Can Neuro-Music Boost Your Productivity?

Can Neuro-Music Boost Your Productivity?

Work environments today are noisy and distracting. As Maria Konnikova writes in a recent New Yorker article, open office plans are a big culprit. One study describes the effects of open environments as “damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction.” One effect of open environments is that now many office workers [...]

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Save Time, Persuade with Rhyme!

Save Time, Persuade with Rhyme!

What’s the most famous quote from the OJ Simpson “trial of the century?” Those of us old enough to have watched it on TV, or at lease followed the news accounts, would no doubt come up with, “If the gloves don’t fit, you must acquit!” This phrase, or a variation of it, was used by [...]

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Japanese Brainfluence

Japanese Brainfluence

After noticing a sharp uptick in Japan-based subscribers to Neuromarketing, I did a little online sleuthing and found that the long-awaited Japanese version of Brainfluence is now being listed by Amazon.jp and other booksellers. The title of the Japanese translation is,

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Study Maps Emotions by Body Part

Study Maps Emotions by Body Part

Researchers at Finland’s Aalto University have produced a set of images showing where in their bodies people experience different emotions. Their news release states, For example, anxiety may be experienced as pain in the chest, whereas falling in love may trigger warm, pleasurable sensations all over the body… The findings have major implications for our [...]

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