Navigation Links
Positive Mood Seems to Boost Creativity
Date:12/20/2010

MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- People who are seeking creative inspiration should try to look on the bright side, the results of a new study suggest.

Canadian researchers used happy or sad video and music clips to put participants into different moods and then had them learn to classify sets of pictures with visually complex patterns.

People in a happy mood were better able to learn a rule to classify the patterns than those with sad or neutral moods, said Ruby Nadler, a graduate student at the University of Western Ontario, and colleagues.

The happy music used in the study was a lively Mozart piece, while the happy video featured a laughing baby. The sad music was from the movie Schindler's List, and the sad video was from a news report about an earthquake.

"If you have a project where you want to think innovatively, or you have a problem to carefully consider, being in a positive mood can help you to do that," Nadler said in an Association for Psychological Science news release.

The findings, published in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Psychological Science, may explain why some people watch funny videos on their computers at work.

"I think people are unconsciously trying to put themselves in a positive mood," Nadler suggested.

More information

To learn about the anatomy of the brain, see the Whole Brain Atlas.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Association for Psychological Science, news release, Dec. 15, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Exposure to death and dying can have a positive impact
2. Assessing positive outcomes of phase III trials
3. For HIV-positive patients, delayed treatment a costly decision
4. Positive Attitude, Planning May Help Women Through Menopause
5. Positive psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health
6. Positive social traits trump bad health habits
7. Targeted therapy promising for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer
8. New study finds positive return on investment for states that invest in quit smoking treatments
9. Study shows tranquil scenes have positive impact on brain
10. Survey of American women finds STD vaccine viewed positively
11. Penns Positive Psychology Center awards $2.9 million for research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Positive Mood Seems to Boost Creativity
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Eldermark ... for LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) Medication Management Technologies whitepaper. The ... post-acute care providers understand the benefits of using medication management technologies . ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... Hospital's Karmanos Center for Natural Birth . The Karmanos Center for ... safe natural childbirth experience. With nurses and caregivers that are trained in holistic ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... New Energy Works Timberframers ... Amphitheater in McMinnville, Oregon August 15th, 2015 from 9am – 12pm. Timber frame ... important day for the entire community as the culmination of months of effort, planning, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... An article entitled ... talked about a woman’s unfortunate experience having cosmetic skin procedures done by a ... resulted in blistering, swelling, bruising, and pain. This woman’s experience is only one ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... In the most recent testosterone ... in the Northern District of Illinois, Androgel testosterone attorneys report that a “Mini Status ... entry was made recording the minutes of the status conference, which was held that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LeadingAge Selects Eldermark Case Study to Highlight Medication Error Reduction Results 2Health News:LeadingAge Selects Eldermark Case Study to Highlight Medication Error Reduction Results 3Health News:Timber Frame Raising: Granary District Stage Amphitheater Timber Frame Hand-Raising by New Energy Works Timberframers 2Health News:Timber Frame Raising: Granary District Stage Amphitheater Timber Frame Hand-Raising by New Energy Works Timberframers 3Health News:Dermatologists Discuss Rise in Unqualified Practitioners of Cosmetic Dermatology 2Health News:Dermatologists Discuss Rise in Unqualified Practitioners of Cosmetic Dermatology 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Androgel Lawsuit Conference Held 4
... Joins Thousands of Participants in Inspirational Closing Ceremony; ... Breast Cancer Organizations, WASHINGTON, May 4 ... Reese Witherspoon was a special guest at the,sixth ... this weekend,cheering on and joining walkers on their ...
... to an expanding waist line, weight gain and a tendency ... of a study published today in the journal Nature Genetics. ... is significantly more common in those with Indian Asian than ... Heart Foundation, could lead to better ways of treating obesity. ...
... knowledge gap, experts say , , SUNDAY, May 4 (HealthDay ... surprisingly low knowledge of child development, including basic concepts ... should act, a new study finds. , For instance, ... 1-year-olds can,t tell the difference between right and wrong, ...
... Study shows only 49% intended to do so if child ... News) -- New research shows that only half of American ... papillomavirus (HPV) if the girls are under the age of ... which is sexually transmitted, is the primary cause of cervical ...
... assumptions, children are more vulnerable to the harmful effects ... they are in early childhood, according to a Cincinnati ... 4 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic ... protecting toddlers from lead exposure, our study shows that ...
... U.S. parents have a surprisingly low-level knowledge of ... childs physical, social and emotional growth, according research ... which suggest that such false parenting assumptions can ... kids of much-needed cognitive stimulation, will be presented ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 2Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 3Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 4Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 5Health News:Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million 6Health News:Gene sequence that can make half of us fatter is discovered 2Health News:One-Third of Parents Lack Facts About Child Development 2Health News:One-Third of Parents Lack Facts About Child Development 3Health News:Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine 2Health News:Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine 3Health News:Children more vulnerable to harmful effects of lead 2Health News:Nearly one-third of US parents don't know what to expect of infants 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015  Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that ... clinical study for Ozenoxacin, a novel bactericidal non-fluorinated ... exclusive U.S. rights to Ozenoxacin 1% cream.  ... centers with an emphasis on U.S. patients, involved ... and older with a clinical diagnosis of bullous ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... VIEJO, Calif. , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... aspiring to eliminate all preventable hospitalization, recently received ... that its Remote Patient Intelligence (RPI) solution meets ... the FDA intends to exercise "Enforcement Discretion." ... "are not subject to further FDA regulatory requirements ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Anything Technologies Media, Inc. (OTC:EXMT) has announced ... Solutions (FIGS), www.frontiergarden.com has been announced ... Manager for a My Compassion originated medical cannabis ... in Alaska.  The project will be funded through ... Partners. The first phase of the project, is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of the Second Successful Pivotal Phase III Study for Ozenoxacin 2Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of the Second Successful Pivotal Phase III Study for Ozenoxacin 3FDA Clears Way for Commercial Marketing of Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Solution 2FDA Clears Way for Commercial Marketing of Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Solution 3Frontier Indoor Garden Solutions announced as Horticultural Supplier and Project Manager for Alaskan Tribal Medical Marijuana Grow Facility 2Frontier Indoor Garden Solutions announced as Horticultural Supplier and Project Manager for Alaskan Tribal Medical Marijuana Grow Facility 3
... April 25, 2007-Labtec GmbH (Langenfeld,Germany), a specialty ... dose clinical study for their proprietary,Sufentanil transdermal ... announce the successful,completion of the second clinical ... this program was to complete this study ...
... 2007 - Columbia,Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRX) today ... analysis of the recently-completed,randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind Phase ... for the prevention of,preterm birth in women ... weeks gestation has revealed a possible effect ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Labtec’s Next Generation Pain Patch Successful in Clinical,Studies 2Columbia Laboratories Reports Preliminary Findings from the Ongoing,Data Analysis of the Phase III Clinical Study of PROCHIEVE 8%,(progesterone gel) to Prevent Preterm Birth 2Columbia Laboratories Reports Preliminary Findings from the Ongoing,Data Analysis of the Phase III Clinical Study of PROCHIEVE 8%,(progesterone gel) to Prevent Preterm Birth 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: