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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 could ramp up your concentration.


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Title Annotation:START up
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9JAPA
Date:Jan 1, 2013
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