March 10, 2014

The Science of Happiness: What data & biology reveal about our mood. {Infographic}

Photo: Wiki Commons

Are you experiencing happiness right now?

How about… now?

What’s your hippocampus up to? That is, afterall, the area of the brain responsible for happiness and positive memories. Knock on that head of yours head and wake that thing up!

Are you healthy? Yes? Then chances are you’re 20 percent happier than average.

Think money buys happiness? Turns out people in the upper income bracket are only 3.5 percent happier than average!

This infographic explains happiness (I’m surprised it doesn’t include the effects of watching kitten videos):

Science of Happiness
Graphic by WebpageFX


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