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The Science Behind Gift-Giving (Infographic)

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.

infographic provided by gonedigging.co.uk

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4:57AM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

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.

4:42AM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

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.

2:35AM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

Giving feels good

10:08PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

cool

1:58PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Interesting, thanks for sharing.

9:18AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Fascinating. Thank you.

8:52AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

thanks

7:50AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

3:50AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Thanks for the article.

1:17AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Enjoyed going through the great inforgraphic-- full of insights. Thank you.

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