It’s Good to Be in a Bad Mood? Grumpy People Are More Detail-Oriented
If you’re going in for a medical procedure, and the doctor seems like they got up on the wrong side of the bed . . . you’re in GOOD HANDS.
A new study has found that bad moods can make people more “detail-oriented,” and it’s not just because they’re less chatty and distracted by others.
The researchers say mood and language are supported by different brain networks. But there’s a lot of interaction going on between them.
When the people in the study were in a negative mood, they were more “careful and analytical.” They scrutinized what was actually in front of them . . . and didn’t just fall back on general knowledge or routine.
They were also more likely to “re-analyze” situations where there were unexpected inconsistencies when they were in a bad mood. Or at least WOMEN are. For the purposes of the study, they only used female participants this time, but future studies will also involve men.