rainy days said to boost brain power

April 18th, 2009

TheThinkMovement.com bu j. sakiya sandifer

Australian researchers say rain and gloom may be good for the brain by improving the ability to remember.

A team from the University of New South Wales School of Psychology questioned shoppers at a Sydney store over a 2-month period.  They found people performed better on memory tests when the weather was bad and shoppers were feeling depressed, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

The Australian findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, mirror previous research that showed students who were sad received better grades than those who were happy, the newspaper said.

Researchers said being happy tends to promote a carefree thinking style that is less focused on a person’s surroundings, while a mild negative mood can increase attention to surroundings.

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  • 1. amir sulaiman  |  April 19th, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    if thats so, should we infer something about people in LA.

    what up brother saKiya!

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