As per some studies, it has been proven that looking at cute pictures of animals can actually become smarter. In case you were assuming that looking at photos of adorable animal pictures was a waste of time, then think again. This news will come as a pleasant surprise for those who look at animal images. Imagine such a thing being something that will make you better at work and more efficient? But what is the connection?
A study that was conducted in the University of Hiroshima made it clear that looking at adorable images of animals will have a positive effect on tasks being done fast and correctly. Apparently, the cute effect makes people do things in a more alert way keeping in mind all the details. Of course, this is good news for those among us who like looking at pictures of cute animals.
Though the world will be pleasantly surprised at this, it is indeed a pleasant way of becoming more efficient. This could be a cute and effective way of making things more efficient around the workplace.
So, does looking at cute pictures of animals actually make us smarter?
Actually the phenomenon of looking at cute animal pictures making us smarter is called the ‘The Power of Kawaii’ which literally translates to the power of cute has made it clear that the cute aspect makes people work better when the work they do requires a lot of attention to each detail.
Apparently looking at cute stuff such as animal images, videos will set off emotions in our brain that will make us more attentive in certain tasks like office work or driving. They tend to make our brains work in certain way. Apparently, this applies specifically to videos and images of cute animals like dogs and cats. We all know that the Internet is a rich resource for such images and clips.
Are you starting to feel smarter already?
The experiments that were carried out: As part of the stages in the experiment, people were put to tests that had those using tweezers to pick small things from small orifices and that too without touching the walls. Another part of the experiment required them to do things related to numbers. Out of the three groups that participated, one was asked to look at images of cute animals like puppies and kittens. The second group was made to look at grown cats and dogs. The third was made to look at food images.
The group that had looked at cute animal images got almost 44% higher than the other groups that did the same tasks. They apparently did things with a lot of attention to details after viewing the cute images.
The study explained
Apparently, when you look at something cute, it keeps the person motivated mentally to be more attentive so that they can know more about it. This is the reason for people being exposed to cute things paying more attention and the image of the pictures they saw keeps their energy up.
In case your line of work requires that you be alert and have a lot of concentration, then you have even more reason to look at cute animal images online. Just find a site where you can look at cute images or videos of animals before you start the day’s work. If you boss catches you doing this, you can always explain and show him/her this article.
Does looking at cute animal images really work?
The thing is that people work better when they feel relaxed. Of course, not all folks see things like that and prefer things just the way they are. But it would be intriguing if corporate entities made people put up cute animal images in a bid to encourage people to be more productive. It is hard to visualize a hardcore company with cute animal images stuck to the workstations.
However, cute animals can put a smile on your face though not strictly related to work. They are part of an entirely world but who is to say that you cannot bring in a few cute animal images into the work place in the form of wallpapers, on mugs and more?
Here are some of the cute animal pictures which makes you intelligent.