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Picture of Cute Animals Help People Concentrate


Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, dogs, research, study, discovery, concentration, Hiroshima University )

Naoko
- 652 days ago - mainichi.jp
Looking at pitctures of cute animals helps people concentrate, researchers at Hiroshima University have discovered.



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Kit B. (277)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:01 am

The kitten got my attention. I wonder if this research will help students?
 

Kay M. (354)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:58 pm
awwwe!
 

Veronica C. (41)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:59 pm
I don't know... When I start looking at cute animal pics I get distracted and lose an hour!!
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:01 pm
Thanks for the share! :P :P
 

paula eaton (30)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:59 pm
It also puts people in a great mood
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 8:23 pm
It would probably help me since pleasant images make me feel better, which in turn help me focus and think more clearly. Thanks Naoko.
 

Leslene Dunn (68)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 11:25 pm
My focus is always on animals and the only time I get into the foulest of moods is when people abuse them.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 28, 2012, 2:34 am
"Among stuffed animals and local mascot characters, it is common to see short limbs, round faces and other "childish" features. Nittono says, "It may be that when looking at young animals or human babies, a feeling that we must protect them leads to increased concentration ability and work efficiency."

Furthermore, cute pop culture from Japan is popular worldwide, with the word "kawaii" (cute) increasingly known. Nittono says, "The reason that such culture is accepted overseas may be that there is a physiological basis for feeling that things are cute." [...] "
 

Sandi C. (236)
Friday September 28, 2012, 8:29 am
noted.
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 3:37 am
tanks for the article and cute photo of that kitten ;)
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 3:38 am
*thanks
 
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