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How Fantasies Affect Focus
Posted by: Jonathan 2:28pm, Sunday, 28 February 2010
Fantasizing about sex gets more than just your juices flowing—it also boosts your analytical thinking skills. Daydreaming about love, on the other hand, makes you more creative, according to a study published in the November 2009 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
The researchers asked 30 subjects to imagine a long, loving walk with their partners and asked 30 others to think of casual sex with someone they did not love. Then they gave the subjects cognitive tests. As predicted, the love-primed ones per­formed much better on creative tasks and scored worse on analytical ques­tions, whereas the reverse was true of those who thought about sex.
Jonathan says: Not much detail, but interesting. I wonder if Princeton Review knows about this.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-fantasies-affect-focus

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