Cute pictures of baby animals can improve concentration

by Rebecca on October 9, 2012

in Animal Pictures,Animal Stories,Cute Animal Pictures

From: The Independent

They may make you inadvertently, and embarrassingly, exclaim ‘awwwwwww’ – but it appears that cute images of animals may have another – more workplace acceptable – use.

Seeing pictures of cute animals may boost workers’ performance in jobs that require concentration, a team at Hiroshima University has shown.

The study, which involved 130 college students, showed that looking at pictures of baby animals could improve your concentration by a tenth.

Researchers also found that people who looked at pictures of baby animals performed better than those who looked at adult animals.

The finding was published in an article called “The Power of Kawaii” in the online version of US science journal PLOS One.

A cuteness-triggered positive emotion prompted by images of baby animals resulted in an effect associated with taking motivation from anything that gives you happiness, pleasure, or joy.

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