How Weird is This??

So yesterday I was complaining mentioning my case of the Monday Blues and discussing ways I have read about to get my state of being a little more, optimistic, shall we say?  So today I find this little gem of information on just that same topic--getting rid of the doldrums. This is weird, and I have never made this correlation before, but this is exactly what I read:

Scratching yourself is good for your mood.

Told you it was weird.

Scientists have apparently done a study recently where volunteers were periodically scratched on the lower leg by a brush as scientists examined images of their brains. The results showed that each time they were scratched, activity in the brain that registers unpleasant memories decreased-while activity in the brain's pleasure center increased.

So scratch yourself into a better mood in 20 seconds or less. Seriously. That's what this article said.

I don't believe it. I mean, I am scratching myself as I sit here typing ( I am talented that way,) and yea, my mood is still the same as it was 10 minutes ago. Before I scratched. Maybe I am scratching wrong.

( I would personally like to meet the official "scratchers" of this study. If per chance someone like, oh say, Fabio was scratching my leg, I would feel better too. Instantly.)

1 comment:

  1. Maybe that's why we like our backs scratched.
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