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Microsoft Glasses Read Your Emotions

Software giant Microsoft has been granted a patent for glasses that, the patent claims, can measure human emotions. Of particular interest is that the glasses are intended to work in both directions: they measure both the emotional state of…

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…

Cultural Differences in Reading Faces

The hottest new thing in neuromarketing is facial coding - the reading of fleeting facial expressions to determine true emotional reaction. Although the concept isn't new - it dates to Paul Ekman's groundbreaking research in the 1950s to…

The Best of Neuromarketing – 2011

Once again, it's time for the "Readers' Choice" Neuromarketing picks for the year. These posts aren't my own choices, but are selected because they garnered the most traffic from tweets, Facebook shares, Stumbleupon clicks, and so on.…

Don’t Sell, Seduce!

Emotional ads are processed quite differently by the brain than those that appeal to logic, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics shows that . That might seem like old news to…

Connect Emotionally to Boost Sales

Does your brand or business have an emotional connection with at least some of its customers? If so, that's a very good thing. A new study of retail chains showed that while just one in five consumers felt they had an emotional connection…

Apologies Really DO Work

Have you ever annoyed a potential customer, or made her angry? Before you decide to ignore the faux pas and press forward with the pitch, or write her off and move on to greener pastures, try this simple technique: say, "I'm sorry." That's…

The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely

Nobody is doing more to add to our knowledge of the irrational side of human behavior than Dan Ariely. Not only does he conduct experiments that are elegant in their simplicity, but he writes about his work and that of other researchers in…