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Research techniques and insights from the cognitive neurosciences are increasingly used in marketing research and practice. This subject examines the research tools and insights from the neurosciences relevant to marketing theory and practice. Topics include functional implications of key brain systems for consumer judgements and decision-making; examination of neuroscientific and psychological techniques used in marketing research; applications of tools and insights from cognitive, emotional and social neurosciences for strategic marketing planning, product development, packaging and advertising research, and ethical considerations associated with use of brain imaging technology for marketing research.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Describe neuroscience-based tools and techniques used in marketing research;
- Identify and discuss the function of key brain systems in consumer behaviour;
- Explain functional implications of selected perceptual, cognitive, and emotional processes for consumer behaviour and marketing planning; and
- Critically evaluate and apply marketing neuroscience research insights in selected marketing practices.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Ability to integrate concepts and theories across disciplines;
- Problem solving and critical thinking, developed through in-class discussion and assignment work;
- Ability to critically evaluate and apply research insights to practice;
- Oral communication skills developed via in-class interaction and presentations;
- Written communication skills developed through assignment work;
- Ability to work in a team through group assignments.
Last updated: 2 December 2019