The Science Behind Gift-Giving (Infographic)

If you’ve ever wondered why giving someone the perfect gift (or even receiving one) makes you feel good, the answer is the science behind it. Neurological research suggests the good feeling of giving is actually due to the activation of several areas and pathways in the brain.

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Jane R.
Jane R.about a year ago

I love to give gifts, even though it's hard to know what someone would like. I prefer to pick something out myself rather than ask for a list.

Shalvah Landy
Past Member 2 years ago

The best gifts I received are the ones that show that person put some thought into what I would like to receive, that is what I do as well.

Shalvah Landy
Past Member 2 years ago

Very interesting. There may be a cultural issue as well, since here it is more common to give money gifts for weddings, Bar or Bat-Mitzvah, the part about money gifts is not relevant.

Marian A.
Marian Austin2 years ago

Giving feels good

Vicky P.
Vicky P.2 years ago


Debbie S.
Past Member 2 years ago

Interesting, thanks for sharing.

Robert O.
Robert O.2 years ago

Fascinating. Thank you.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson2 years ago


Erin H.
Erin H.2 years ago

Interesting article, thank you!

Maria Teresa Schollhorn

Thanks for the article.