Monday, April 13, 2009

Here Comes The Rain Again - Falling On My Head Like A Memory

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(Photo Credit: Nick)

If a recently published study proves to be accurate then it follows that people living in Britain must have the best memory recall in the world.

In a simple recall test, researchers from The University of New South Wales found that participants were able to remember three times as many items on cold, windy, days as they were when conditions were bright and sunny. According to lead researcher Joseph Forgas:

We predicted and found that weather-induced negative mood improved memory accuracy...a worse mood helped to focus people's attention on their surroundings and led to a more thorough and careful thinking style, while happiness tended to reduce focus and increase both confidence and forgetfulness.

Click Here for more details on this research paper and to read the study's abstract in full.

As somebody from Northern England who now lives in Southern Spain I would like to add my support to this research as I have completely forgotten why I decided to move to another country!

Wait a Minute! I've just remembered

Incidentally, the music playing in the video above is Here comes the rain again by the Eurythmics, the first two lines of which are:

Here comes the rain again

Falling on my head like a memory

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