We understand how important it is to have a deep understanding of the relationship your customers, employees and other stakeholders have with your business or organisation, brand, products and services.

We believe that this deep understanding is only really possible through robust and validated research. By studying human behavior we gather untapped data which is then interpreted to help decision-makers assess and enhance their products and services, understand a variety of business phenomena and ultimately make business decisions with confidence and from a more informed position.

We deliver a sound foundation of evidence to base your business and project decisions.

Meet The Team

The Science Behind team brings together over 30 years of proven business experience with world-class academic behavioural science expertise.

Professor Michael Banissy
Michael is an award-winning cognitive neuroscientist with over ten years experience in the study of human behaviour and experimental design focusing on empathy, emotion, sleep, creativity and decision making. He has worked with top tier leadership organisations, law firms, brand management and design agencies, marketing companies and technology firms.
Tonia Smreczak
Founder of The Science Behind, Tonia has 20 years working across B2B and B2C markets over a range of sectors both client and agency side bringing a powerful combination of strategic thinking and practical hands-on experience. Tonia directs client projects and business development.

How We Work

Human behaviour is complex. It is multifaceted and influenced by a myriad of variables.

For businesses and organisations looking for meaningful insight, interpreting and contextualising information about how we respond to the world around us requires the application of rigour to study design and output.

We have developed a four stage process that helps us to achieve this.

We will spend time to really understand your business problem and help you shape the questions you need answers for.

We will then develop one or more concepts and present you with some options for feedback. Once approved we will take the selected approach to a fully designed study

The study will be delivered under the direct supervision of our Research Director, by qualified and experienced researchers.<br />

Once the study is complete and data is available, our experts will analyse the information and contextualise this before reviewing the findings with you and your team.

Our Partners

We do not offer a one-size fits all approach to understanding emotional and physical responses.

We work with other specialists to help us ensure that we bring the right solution to help answer your questions and solve your problems. Our specialist partners Rogue Resolutions are specialists in integrating neuroscience technologies for research applications. We also partner with a number of leading cognitive neuroscientists, bringing in their expertise on a project by project basis.

Dr. Joseph Devlin
Joe Devlin started in artificial intelligence but found himself much more interested in how the human mind works. After training in neuroimaging at Cambridge and Oxford, he established a reputation as a leading researcher in how the human brain processes language before taking up his current position as Head of Experimental Psychology at UCL. Joe has collaborated on various projects with a variety of media partners, including the BBC, the Times, Guardian and Daily Telegraph.
Brainbox
Brainbox are specialists in integrating neuroscience technology, techniques and services to enable customers conduct robust, credible, replicable and cutting edge research. Working with Brainbox enables The Science Behind to access, where appropriate, the broadest range of exploratory tools for the research of human behaviour.