This session describes an innovative technique for uncovering the unique richness of consumers’ emotional experiences as they live their lives moment to moment. MindSight® in the Moment represents a new thrust in emotional research. Our past work has focused on uncovering the internal emotional forces of human motivation. This work moves our applied neuroscience approach to focus on the reactive, sensory-emotional experiences that consumers have as they move moment-to-moment through the passages of their lives.
We will begin the presentation with a brief discussion of the difference between the two different types of emotions, and the distinct business circumstances which call for studying each emotion type. Our presentation of work using MindSight Emotional Discovery Technology will illustrate how we “crowd source” the unique granularities of emotional experience in the moment. We will explain how we leverage applied neuroscience in the form of a rapid exposure / rapid response technique that gets data directly from the emotional brain, and describe the use of “big data” mathematical analytic procedures to process emotional data from thousands of respondents, viewing thousands of images, and reduce this data to key “themes” in emotional experience.
MindSight® Emotional Discovery will be illustrated with a range of the actual themes discovered in the emotional experience of living, in different lifestyle moments across diverse cultures, in our past work around the world.