Bad mood helps us focus more, recall better
People grumbling their way through the grimness of winter have better recall than those enjoying a carefree, sunny day, Australian researchers have found.
The University of New South Wales team used a Sydney news agency to test whether people's moods had an impact on their ability to remember small details.
Researchers placed 10 small items on the shop counter, including a toy cannon, red bus and a piggy bank, and quizzed shoppers about what they remembered seeing upon their exit.
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