If you want to remember something pleasant - look at the sky!
If you want to remember something pleasant - look at the sky
Dutch researchers have found that people are most often visited by good memories and thoughts when they look at the sky.
Daniel Casasanto and Katinka Dijksta from the Max Prank Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands decided to link the position of the human gaze to different memories. In the study, they asked students to use both hands to move pieces of polished marble up and down a cardboard box in time with a metronome. In doing so, students had to share positive or negative memories.
They were asked the following questions: tell me about a time when you felt proud of yourself, tell about a time when you were ashamed of yourself. Participants in the study were more likely to recall positive memories during an up move, and shared negative memories more often during a down move.
"This proves that the popular metaphor about keeping your head up has a scientific explanation," scientists say. - Linguistic images are directly related to mental images, in which the movement "up" is perceived as something good and positive. This means that it evokes positive thoughts.”