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Cute Pictures of Dogs and Cats Can Improve Human Focus

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October 1, 2012
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A research group from Japan says that looking at cute pictures of animals in between mental activities may improve humans' ability to focus. Gillian Pensavalle has the story and applied this very technique to her own research.


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