|Study location||Netherlands, Maastricht|
|Type||Summer Course, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 week - intensive (2 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€399 per programme|
Enrolled as an Undergraduate student or Undergraduate diploma
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Dutch.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Please attach proof of English proficiency or clearly state in your motivation letter any previous English experience through education, upbringing or jobs. We pride ourselves on our interactive courses and we therefore want to ensure all students can participate to the full extent.
Please note that due to COVID-19 this course will take place online.
This summer course will give you an overview of the crescent field of consumer neuroscience. Moreover, we will explore the applications of neurosciences in different fields such as neuroeconomics and neuromarketing. Properly understanding the potential and limitations of these applications and being able to develop innovative ways of using neuroscientific techniques in different contexts is the final objective of this course.
The course will include lectures and workshops during four days of intensive learning. Finally, we expect you to be able to come up with your own proposal of research using neuroscientific methods in the market.
Course Duration and Dates
This is an online one-week intensive course running from the 31st of May until the 2nd of June, 2021. The course will be scheduled in Central European Time [CET] so it is possible that some time slots are not ideal for people in certain time zones. However, when scheduling the courses, we will try to take into account the different time zones as much as we can.
The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 2 ECTS according to Maastricht University MSS guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions
After completion of this course students will
- Understand and discuss topics related to consumer neuroscience
- Know the basis of processes fundamental for decision neurosciences such as attention, memory and valuation.
- Know how the different research techniques such as fMRI, EEG, eye tracking, skin conductance measurements etc. can be used in consumer neuroscience.
- Know the basis of neuroeconomics, neuromarketing and neurobusiness,
- Have a solid discussion regarding the ethical limits of neurobusiness.
- Create a feasible project on consumer neuroscience.
Aline Dantas is a neuroeconomist, specialist in decision neuroscience and a PhD promovendus in human decision making. Aline worked for 10 years in the marketing of major corporations such as Nike and Adidas, always focused in consumer behavior. More recently, she focused in her academic career researching decision making under risk and uncertainty.
Candidates for this course must have interest in neurosciences and its applications on marketing and business management in general. Previous knowledge on these topics is not mandatory. Understanding of scientific research writing is also required.
▪ Loewenstein, G., Rick, S., & Cohen, J. D. (2008). Neuroeconomics. Annu. Rev. Psychol., 59, 647-672.
▪ Ariely, D., & Berns, G. S. (2010). Neuromarketing: the hope and hype of neuroimaging in business. Nature reviews neuroscience, 11(4), 284.
▪ Hubert, M., & Kenning, P. (2008). A current overview of consumer neuroscience. Journal of Consumer Behaviour: An International Research Review, 7(4‐5), 272-292.
▪ Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow. Macmillan.
▪ Murphy, E. R., Illes, J., & Reiner, P. B. (2008). Neuroethics of neuromarketing. Journal of Consumer Behaviour: An International Research Review, 7(4‐5), 293-302.
▪ Plassmann, H., Venkatraman, V., Huettel, S., & Yoon, C. (2015). Consumer neuroscience: applications, challenges, and possible solutions. Journal of Marketing Research, 52(4), 427-435.
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