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Bad mood does not come from emotions December 4, 2011

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Unlike most of the post on this blog this is not my first-hand experience, rather the second-hand one. I mean the bad mood thing. Strangely enough I have never ever had the so-called “bad mood”, throughout my life I keep up a certain level of peaceful and a bit cheerful mood, and it never changes. It may look strange, but this is the way I am born with.

The phenomenon of the bad mood has been always puzzling me. While observing it by other people I has been always wondering how can it happen, what causes this malice? At the first sight it looks like a clearly emotional problem. However with some analysis one can see another coherency…

With the help of some moody friends I came to quite an interesting conclusion. The bad mood has nothing to do with emotions! It is directly derived from the Mr.Ego/or expectaions/conditiongs! We analysed many situation when all of a sudden the persons would fall into the band mood and it came out that nothing happened “all of a sudden”. There has always been some mental irritation, like someone has scratched the ego of a person. Either one felt not appreciated enough, or else, but there has always been some mental reason.

May be some you would not agree, then your experience-oriented comments are more than welcome! For me this realization is a great evidence how huge the impact of our ego can be – in every sphere of life, even where we normally suggest only emotions – verily, all problems come from our head :).




Why I see the world through the rose coloured glasses – study results June 6, 2009

An interesting scientific prove of what I always knew: Optimists Literally See Better! 🙂 As you can see from my posts and photos, I am a hopeless optimist. And here comes the new study proving the nature of my (and many others’!) life perception.

 (image by me)

Beware of bad moods as they can worsen the way you perceive the world, says a new study.
“Specifically our study shows that when in a positive mood, our visual cortex takes in more information, while a negative mood results in tunnel vision, said Adam Anderson, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto (U-T) who led the study.

Anderson’s team used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine how our brain processes sensory information when in good, bad and neutral moods.

Researchers first showed subjects a series of images designed to generate a good, bad or neutral mood. Subjects were then shown a composite image, featuring a face in the centre, surrounded by “place” images, such as a house.

To focus their attention on the central image, subjects were asked to identify the gender of the person’s face. When in a bad mood, the subjects did not process the images of places in the surrounding background. (more…)


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