Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cute baby animals make us smarter

I talked about this on the PlexiDor blog the other day, but I really like the message, so it's worth repeating. ;-) Looking at cute baby animals makes us smarter. I knew there was a reason I want to ogle kittens and puppies.

According to, scientists from Hiroshima University performed tests on 132 university students. Participants were divided into groups with tasks measuring performance, focus, and handling numbers.

Those who looked at pictures of cute baby animals outperformed those who saw images of neutral objects and adult animals, and not in a small way. Scores improved up to 44%

Being a pet lover I am biased, of course, but I'd like to think the study is true. So, take a moment to stare at this adorable picture. It might make your entire day better! :-)

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