Neuromarketing: Neurocode-Tracking in Combination with Eye-Tracking for Quantitative Objective Assessment of TV Commercials
Wilfried Dimpfel*
c/o NeuroCode AG, Wetzlar, Germany.
DOI: 10.4236/jbbs.2015.54014   PDF   HTML   XML   4,352 Downloads   6,203 Views   Citations


The term “neuromarketing” suggests a combination of marketing research and brain research. Within marketing research, objective assessment of TV commercials is performed by use of Eye-Tracking devices. Brain research has been dominated by NMRI technologies during the last years. However, information content and time resolution are much better when monitoring electric activity by spectral analysis. The current experimental approach was initiated in order to test the combination of a newly developed EEG technology (Neurocode-Tracking) with commercially available Eye-Tracking. Ten male subjects were exposed to a reference recording condition (watching a fixed cross on the screen) followed by 5 TV commercials representing 5 different banks. Video films obtained from Eye-Tracking (so-called heat maps) were synchronized with the results of Neurocode-Tracking in form of a second video with a time resolution of 364 ms per image. Spectral power analysis of the EEG in different brain regions allowed for assessment of single scenes for cognitive and emotional responses. Averaging of data over the whole time course gave information on mental activation, attention, visual perception, memory, pleasure and tension. Comparison of the 5 commercials to reference recording revealed the clip of the Targo-Bank having the highest values with respect to mental activation and attention.These experiments have proven that the combination of Neurocode-Tracking with Eye-Tracking can be successfully used in advertisement research and gives valid information on individual as well as group dependent cognitive and emotional responses leading to objective assessment of TV commercials.

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Dimpfel, W. (2015) Neuromarketing: Neurocode-Tracking in Combination with Eye-Tracking for Quantitative Objective Assessment of TV Commercials. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 5, 137-147. doi: 10.4236/jbbs.2015.54014.

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