The Sands Research Neuro Engagement Score TM (NES)


As part of each study, Sands Research provides the client with a Neuro Engagement Score TM (NES), which shows the ranking of an advertisement on a one to five scale (see graph below). A higher NES equates to an increased level of engagement by that demographic viewing group. The chart below (left) represents Neuro Engagement Analyses, which Sands Research has conducted on over a thousand commercials in the growing, proprietary database.


The waveform shown below illustrates what an aggregated engagement curve might look like for a 30 second spot. The area below the curve is quantified, creating the NES index for total cortical activation during exposure to the stimulus.


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