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NCBI ROFL: A scientific analysis of kids in a candy store.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflMar 31, 2011 11:00 PM

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"An experiment on consumers' behavior was carried out in a new field context. According to a random assignment, 60 customers from ages 12 to 14 years who entered a candy store were exposed to Top Forty music which was usually played in this store, music from cartoons (Captain Flame, Candy, Olive & Tom, etc.), or no music. Analysis showed that customers spent significantly more time in the store when cartoon music was played, but the two styles of music were not related to the amount of money spent."

Cartoon music in a candy store: a field experiment.

Photo: flickr/pawpaw67

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