The result of looking at pictures of cute animals is sure bliss, yes. Now, researchers are saying looking at pictures of cute animals, baby animals, puppies and kittens not only help to improve overall wellbeing, but helps to increase attention span, concentration and productivity. Dr. Hiroshi NITTONO PhD. A study conducted at the University of Hiroshima finds that subjects performed tasks requiring focused attention more carefully after viewing cute images. This is understood to be as the result of a narrowed attentional focus induced by the cuteness triggered positive emotion that is associated with approach motivation and the tendency toward systematic processing.
The findings published online in 2013, the Japanese research paper titled “ The Power Of Kawall: Viewing Cute Images Promotes a Careful Behavior and Narrows Attentional Focus”. The research study supports that viewing cute images at the workplace can help in increasing attention to detail and boosting workplace performance.
Also writes the Huffington Post on this study findings, Nottono and his research partners researched three different groups of students as the students went about completing various tasks. Upon completing the assigned tasks, each group was to attempt its respective tasks, this time after viewing a series of pictures, which included baby animals, adult animals, or some other neutral subjects like foods.
The subjects who looked at cute animals performed much better at the tasks then did their peers who viewed adult animals and foods. The study found the experimental group did significantly better. The group that did view the baby animals did significantly better in the tasks.
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