Ep. 3: Your Mind on Nostalgia

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Getting lost in bittersweet memories of the past might not seem like the most productive use of your time. But, research shows nostalgia can actually be a great coping strategy to deal with negative emotions. ​

 

So, should you plunge yourself into long and languid daydreams about your glory days? Not necessarily. This week Beth, Noah and Ava explore what triggers nostalgia, the contents of these kinds of memories, and how individual differences influence the effects of nostalgia on the brain and mind.

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Lighter Reading

  • Bustle article on nostalgia here 

 

  • New York Times article on nostalgia here

 

  • Bonus! Psychology Today article about psychological and physiological warmth here