Feeling distracted and incapable of focusing on any detail? Maybe the best thing you can do for yourself is to look at photograph of a cute animal. Researchers at the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences at Hiroshima University discovered that looking at images of puppies and kittens over adult animals caused subjects to focus and increase their ability to concentrate. The researchers reported their findings in this academic-speak, "This is interpreted as the result of a narrowed attentional focus induced by the
cuteness-triggered positive emotion that is associated with approach motivation and the tendency toward systematic processing. For future applications, cute objects may be used as an emotion elicitor to induce careful behavioral tendencies in specific situations, such as driving and office work."
But as I like to think, I'm not wasting my time on cutestpaw.com. I'm enabling myself to get down to business.