Printer Friendly

Be sharp.: think cute.

From the same Far Eastern culture that created Pokemon and Hello Kitty, here's a pointer on staying sharp: Japanese scientists tested people who viewed images with the quality they call kawaii--"cutie" in Japanese--like kittens and puppies. The researchers found that their subjects were more careful and focused afterward, and performed better on tasks such as driving and office work. Why? Well, researchers theorize it's because we want to examine these images more closely, so we pay more attention to details in other tasks, too--at least for a while. So if your mind is wandering, a visit with LOLcats.com could ramp up your concentration.

--B.S.

COPYRIGHT 2013 R & L Publishing, Ltd. (dba SUCCESS Media)
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2013 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:START up
Publication:Success
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9JAPA
Date:Jan 1, 2013
Words:107
Previous Article:Give stress the boot: three innovative ways to shake it off.
Next Article:Deciding to decisively decide: a "satisficing" resolution for the New Year.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters