The Science Of Why We Love Cat Videos

New study says watching feline shenanigans makes you more positive and hopeful

You have our permission to stop working for a minute and watch a few cat videos!

A new study has shown that watching cat videos gives people more energy and makes them feel better about the world.

“If we want to better understand the effects the Internet may have on us as individuals and on society, then researchers can’t ignore Internet cats anymore,” says Indiana University Assistant Professor Jessica Gall Myrick.

She found that “even if they are watching cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they should be working, the emotional pay-off may actually help people take on tough tasks afterward.”

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