, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 191–202 | Cite as

Neuroethics and Responsibility in Conducting Neuromarketing Research

  • Monica Diana Bercea OlteanuEmail author
Review Paper


Over the last decade, academics and companies have shown an increased interest in brain studies and human cerebral functions related to consumer’s reactions to different stimuli. Therefore neuroethics emerged as a way to draw attention to ethical issues concerning different aspects of brain research. This review explores the environment of neuromarketing research in both business and academic areas from an ethical point of view. The paper focuses on the ethical issues involving subjects participating in neuroimaging studies, consumers that experience the effects of research results and also researchers that conduct such studies. Starting the analysis from the gaps in traditional marketing research, the paper provides information on ethics of neuromarketing research and its challenges and offers perspectives concerning the standards that should be implemented in order to allow the development of both neuroethics and neuromarketing under appropriate conditions.


Neuroethics Neuromarketing Neuroscience Consumer free will 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Marketing“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” UniversityIasiRomania

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