Helping your Honey Makes your Brain Happy

Brain images (MRIs) of women comforting their loved ones suggests it makes them feel better, too.

"Support giving (holding a partner’s arm while they experienced physical pain), compared with other control conditions, led to significantly more activity in the ventral striatum, a reward-related region also involved in maternal behavior."  Neural Correlates of Giving Support to a Loved One

President Obama's newly announced initiative to map the human brain  will surely shed new light on the neurology of gratitude, altruism and human connection.

Meanwhile,  go ahead.  Reach out & touch someone.  You'll both feel better for it.

Click on the Happy News link above for more stories of helpers, hope & innovation.
Browse the World Gratitude Map  for more  reasons to be glad.

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