Friday, March 15, 2013

Kittens and puppies make us smarter!

This might sound like a good excuse for yours truly to sneak in some extra cute photos or a new dog at work, but the statement is backed by scientific research. 

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! :-)