What is Empty Emptor?
Empty Emptor is a channel through which I dispatch my assorted thoughts on the science, psychology and economics of consumption and consumer behaviour, which unsurprisingly ends up taking the form of a lot of over-thinking and navel-gazing. I hope to use this blog to explore whether I can improve my general knowledge of consumer behaviour (because behavioural economics and science are fun… to me… as a science-loving nerd) and whether I can consume more responsibly (whatever that ends up meaning).
I am a post-doctoral cognitive neuroscientist currently living and working in the UK and hoping to use my knowledge of (and access to) human behavioural and psychological research to discuss how it pertains to consumption, perhaps even in a way that doesn’t bore people to tears 100% of the time.
“Emptor” is Latin for “buyer”, and is arguably most commonly encountered these days in the phrase caveat emptor – “let the buyer beware”.
Contact me at jess [at] the URL of this blog.