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#科技头条#【在网上看猫猫视频:有益身心健康】印第安纳大学和Myrick教授一项研究表示,多在网上看猫猫视频能让人精力充沛,愉悦情绪,Myrick教授认为,对于为何人们喜欢网上点击猫猫视频一直抱着经验主义的心态,在网上观看动物视频的研究对于理解网络对于个人影响十分必要。心情不好?去看猫猫视频吧~

Why we can’t get enough of cats online: Viewing feline videos makes us HEALTHIER and boosts energy, claim scientists

There were more than two million cat videos posted on YouTube in 2014
These videos boost viewers' energy levels and decrease negative feelings
Pleasure people got from videos outweighed guilt about procrastinating
People with certain personality traits, such as agreeableness and shyness, were more likely to watch feline stars online
By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 19:37 GMT, 16 June 2015 | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 16 June 2015

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There's a reason why the internet is obsessed with absurd cat videos.
From Lil Bub to Grumpy Cat, online feline stars aren't just entertaining, watching them could also make people healthier.
A new study found cat footage boosts viewers' energy and emotions, while decreasing negative feelings.

And the effects are more profound than you might think.
The study, led by assistant professor Jessica Gall Myrick and Indiana University, surveyed almost 7,000 people about their viewing of cat videos and how it affects their moods.
'We all have watched a cat video online, but there is really little empirical work done on why so many of us do this, or what effects it might have on us,' added Myrick, who owns a pug but no cats.
'As a media researcher and online cat video viewer, I felt compelled to gather some data about this pop culture phenomenon.'
There were more than two million cat videos posted on YouTube in 2014, with almost 26 billion views.
Cat videos had more views per video than any other category of YouTube content.

In Myrick's study, the most popular sites for viewing cat videos were Facebook, YouTube, Buzzfeed and I Can Has Cheezburger.
Among the possible effects Myrick hoped to explore was whether cat videos online have the same kind of positive impact as pet therapy.
He also wanted to find out if viewers actually feel worse after watching cat videos because they feel guilty for putting off tasks they need to tackle.
Of the participants in the study, about 36 per cent described themselves as a 'cat person,' while about 60 per cent said they liked both cats and dogs.
The participants said they were more energetic and felt more positive after watching cat-related online media than before.
They also had fewer emotions, such as anxiety, annoyance and sadness, which watching internet cats at work or during study.
And they didn't feel guilty.
In fact, the pleasure they got from watching cat videos outweighed any misgiving about procrastinating.
The study found people with certain personality traits, such as agreeableness and shyness, were more likely to watch cat videos.
About 25 per cent of the cat videos they watched were ones they sought out; the rest were ones they happened upon.
They were also familiar with many so-called 'celebrity cats,' such as Nala Cat and Henri, Le Chat Noir.
'Some people may think watching online cat videos isn't a serious enough topic for academic research, but the fact is that it's one of the most popular uses of the internet today,' Myrick said.
'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.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3126973/Why-t-cats-online-Viewing-feline-videos-makes-HEALTHIER-boosts-energy-claim-scientists.html#ixzz3dH9Bmw7L
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