Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy () is a bestselling book by Martin Lindstrom, in which he analyzes what makes people buy. The author. How much do we know about why we buy? What truly influences our decisions in today’s message-cluttered world? An eye-grabbing. His book Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy presents the findings from one of the largest scientific studies conducted on scanning the.

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Review of Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy

The 7 million dollar neuromarketing study that involved multiple experiments with thousands of subjects from all around the world, 10 professors and doctors, researchers and the Central Ethics Committee in the United Kingdom was conducted in London, at the Centre for NeuroImaging Sciences, with a 4 million dollars fMRI coordinated by Dr.

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This means that I andd always harbour resentment towards Lindstrom for writing such a bad book — a book I was forced to read from cover to cover.

Results from the largest neuromarketing study that he presents in 12 chapters seem to contradict current market research, and the author explains the conclusions and implications of each investigation in layman termsas he aims a broad audience.

But overall, these nuggets weren’t worth the effort of sifting through the rest of the rubbish It has no point. A not-so-epic yet a shy lis book with a nice shiny yellow cover and a few facts that really make you want to think and reflect. Page We instinctively copy other people.

Lindstrom uncovered the brain’s reactions to advertisements and other marketing initiatives. And we never would have found that out in a focus group, right?

anout Well, according to Buyology– it wasn’t my fault. I’m only rating it 3 stars because the first 30 or 40 pages were full of repetitive hyperbole building up Lindstrom’s research techniques and unprecedented large study group size and generally amazing work only to to be followed by much less than revolutionary results throughout the rest of the book.


Lindstrom often bases his hypotheses around people’s lack of engagement with the external world, making blase assertions that he doesn’t know why he buys Diesel jeans or an iPod, doesn’t remember what he ate for breakfast, doesn’t remember where he was last week, etc.

Neuromarketing devotees will appreciate the vast amount of new data, while those new to the field will find the book an excellent primer.

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It’s an interesting read, but definitely not as groundbreaking as it’s made to sound in the first few chapters.

Looking for something in particular? Your email address will not be published. Martin weaves all these lessons and more into stories that are introduced, developed, and referenced throughout the book. Research is presented in an entertaining style and results might help product development and finding consumer buying patterns.

Bloggers and the Buyology Neuromarketing Bubble. Branding is like a religion.

Next Neuromarketing World Forum: These are just some aspects of one of the experiments presented, the book captures many interesting studies on the influence of perfume and how to determine whether an image matches a certain perfumesound and taste, on an trufh activity in specific cortical areas and on consumer decisions, subliminal advertising, the correspondence between religion and branding, product placement, the influence of fear, disassembling a brand or the importance of somatic markers.


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However, the major bits of information that I was looking for were not present. As I got into the nuy, I kept envisioning a commerical that I have seen of late one which I cannot remember the product being promoted – go figure!

For example, in a study of smokers, Lindstrom found that while smokers said that the warnings on cigarette packages gave them pause and turned them off smoking, their brains said, instead, that these warnings actually caused them to crave cigarettes more. Buyology represents a few interesting insights, but the majority of the book is dedicated to the authors rather large ego.

Buyology by Martin Lindstrom – Neuromarketing

Will the control be primarily democratic or will it require bureaucratic, centralized organizations to manage it? I just skimmed most of it because it was SO bad. Feb 13, M0rningstar rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Why oh why do we buy?

Who has access to this technology? But this is the first book I’ve legitimately read, start to finish, since starting my crazy new jobs, and I guess that merits some words.

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy and the New Science of Desire

Branding is about emotion. The guy has no idea what he is talking about and brags about his job and success throughout the book. Ivana publishes DIYMarketerswhere she shares daily do-it-yourself marketing tips, and is co-author of “Excel for Marketing Managers.

For example, before measuring neural activity in the brains of smokers in response to cigarette logos, cigarette packs and subliminal imagery smokers were required as a necessary test condition to abstain from smoking for two hours prior to the test.