How expressing gratitude can change your brain

nymag.com

A lot of so-called “positive psychology” can seem a bit flaky, especially if you’re the sort of person disinclined to respond well to an admonition to “look on the bright side.” But positive psychologists have published some interesting findings, and one of the more robust ones is that feeling grateful is very good for you.

Now a brain-scanning study in NeuroImage brings us a little closer to understanding why these exercises have these effects.

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