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What Science Reveals About Gratitude's Impact on the Brain

Article from mindful by Glenn Fox


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According to Glenn Fox, "Gratitude is celebrated throughout philosophy and religion; recent scientific studies suggest it carries significant benefits for our mental and physical health. But very little is known about what actually happens in our brain and body when we experience it.

Why does that matter? Because better understanding the physiology of gratitude can help pinpoint strategies for harnessing its health benefits and help people understand the importance of fostering this powerful emotion."

Glenn Fox's research focuses on laying the groundwork for understanding what happens to the brain when a person feels grateful.