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The Branded Mind by Erik du Plessis

Book Review - The Branded Mind: What Neuroscience Really Tells Us about the Puzzle of the Brain and the Brand by Erik du Plessis. If you are tired of pop psychology and fluffy neuro-books, then The Branded Mind by Erik du Plessis is for…

Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness

Book Review: Zarrella's Hiearchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design, and Engineering of Contagious Ideas by Dan Zarrella I like Dan Zarrella's approach to social media. Amidst a horde of social media gurus, experts, mavens, and…

Study: TV Branding Beats Online

Television ads are far more potent than online ads for viewer engagement and brand resonance, according to a new study by Fox Broadcasting and neuromarketing firm Innerscope Research. According to information released by Innerscope,…

Walmart CEO Confirms Payday Timing Effect

A surprising commentary by Walmart CEO Mike Duke reinforced the theory that less affluent consumers operate on a payday-based buying cycle (see When Are Consumers Most Receptive). According to Duke, "Purchases are really dropping off by…

Brain Scans In Your Home

Brain scans (of a sort) are coming to a home near you. Neuromarketing firm EmSense has launched a new service that they say will let them monitor emotional reactions while consumers are at home. Noting that market research is conducted more…

Facial EMG: Muscles Don’t Lie?

We talk a lot about EEG measurements for neuromarketing purposes, and occasionally fMRI. We've also discussed facial coding, in which expert viewers analyze fleeting facial expressions to detect emotional states. A technique related to…