Coming from a background in musicology, Klemens Knöferle obtained a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University. His research focuses on how sensory aspects of products and retail environments influence consumers’ emotions, perceptions, preferences, and behaviour. Klemens is particularly interested in interactions between different sensory modalities, and builds on current insights from the fields of cognitive psychology and psychophysics into how our various senses process information and interact with each other. Moreover, Klemens specializes in the influence of auditory cues (such as product-inherent sounds and music) on consumer behaviour.
At the congress Klemens will present the findings of his paper Product-Related Sounds Speed Visual Search