Tag: cognitive psychology

A Positive Mood Boost Creative Thinking

Does your boss get mad that you keep watching those funny viral videos during office hours? New research can finally back up your case. According to new research released by the APS, watching comical videos and listening to upbeat music can allow you to think more creatively by generating a positive mood. Researchers discovered that people who were exposed to positive stimuli, such as videos of laughing babies, performed better in learning tasks and creative problem solving than those exposed to negative stimuli.

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Binge Drinking Damages The Teenage Mind

New research suggests heavy alcohol use in teens can detrimentally affect neural development. Researchers have concluded that binge drinking can negatively disrupt normal developmental processes, leading to problems with learning and social adjustment in the long term. The study also discovered that increased use of alcohol can result in a decrease in attention and executive function. Additionally, increased marijuana use was discovered to decrease memory performance.

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