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The fascinating, feel-good psychology of Internet cat videos
06-17-2015, 09:42 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It’s 2 p.m. You’re tired, disgruntled and desk-bound. Casting about for something — anything! — to carry you to 5, you contemplate a coffee or an office walk-around.

But not so fast, dear office drone, because there’s a guaranteed mood-lifter you can indulge in at your desk. Just head on over to YouTube, place your cursor in the search box, and type … “cat.”

This is, at least, my personal takeaway from a new study in a forthcoming issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior, on what author Jessica Gall Myrick calls the “understudied” field of “online cat media.”

[From Grumpy Cat to Lil Bub, Internet cats are serious business]

“Consumption of online cat-related media deserves empirical attention,” Myrick writes, “because, as the news accounts suggest, Internet users spend a significant amount of time consuming cat-related media, some of that while they are supposed to be doing other tasks like working or studying.”

… Yep, been there.
Read More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-i...at-videos/

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06-17-2015, 09:44 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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The dog wants to watch them 13.gif
06-18-2015, 05:02 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It feels so good. thumbsup.gif
06-18-2015, 06:28 PM #4
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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Humans get a boost from are fury little freinds . They will entertain and love you if you treat them right and feed them. Dogs and cats have evolved to humans there genitic programing has adapted greatly much more than any other animals. They are very benifeital in ading our evolution.
06-18-2015, 06:33 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif Just having them around lowers your blood pressure.

06-18-2015, 10:09 PM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
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Li'l Bub looks absolutely adorable. :)

Is he somewhat retarded?
What's with the tongue..?
06-18-2015, 11:45 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,261 Threads:1,556 Joined:Feb 2011
I don't think retarded, but she has several conditions. She "was born with several genetic mutations,"

06-19-2015, 10:37 AM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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