Branding the brain: A critical review and outlook

Hilke Plassmann, Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy, Milica Milosavljevic

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The application of neuroscience to marketing, and in particular to the consumer psychology of brands, has gained popularity over the past decade in the academic and the corporate world. In this paper, we provide an overview of the current and previous research in this area and explain why researchers and practitioners alike are excited about applying neuroscience to the consumer psychology of brands. We identify critical issues of past research and discuss how to address these issues in future research. We conclude with our vision of the future potential of research at the intersection of neuroscience and consumer psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-36
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Consumer Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Attention
  • Branding
  • Consumer neuroscience
  • Memory
  • Neuromarketing
  • Value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Marketing


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