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    On May 27, 2009 supun wrote:

    I liked reading these findings by Drs Blair & Rita Justice from this dailygood article:

    Researchers have found that when we think about someone or something we really appreciate and experience the feeling that goes with the thought, the parasympathetic -- calming-branch of the autonomic nervous system -- is triggered.  

    An example of practicing gratitude is volunteering to help others in return for having been helped. As an experience, it is felt in the same frontal regions of the brain that are activated by awe, wonder and transcendence.   


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