Lifestyle
Watching Cat Videos Is Good for You, According to Science
Here's proof!
IMAGE pexels.com

We see cats everywhere from the streets to a friend's home—and mostly roaming around the internet as funny cat videos or memes. But have you ever wondered what made cat videos so popular that they became one of social media's biggest stars?

This is where science comes in!

The study, published in the latest issue of Computers in Human Behavior, found that watching these adorable and cute cat videos boosts the viewer's positive emotions, which gives them an energy boost and decreases whatever negative feelings they have, including sadness and anxiety.

Researcher Jessica Gall Myrick found in her study that watching cat videos online is not really a waste of time, but is "a way we subconsciously regulate our emotions and try to get a little boost." Because cat videos are cute and funny, Myrick thinks that the cat video side of the internet are a sort of a positive emotional oasis, apart from the other madness we see on social media that tends to be serious, leaving you feeling sad or annoyed. (via mentalfloss.com)

"A short cat video can give someone the energy to maybe attend to more important news or tasks afterward." —Jessica Gall Myrick

So next time your parents nag at you for watching cat videos all day rather than doing school work, bookmark this page and show them how cat videos can help you and your wellbeing.

your REACTION
YAY

2

BOO

0

CUTE

0

EWW

0

HEART

0

OMG

0

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
VIEW more ARTICLES ABOUT
About the author
Pam Carlota
Assistant Section Editor
Just a happy kid who strives for a "Hakuna Matata" kind of day.
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Pam
Comments
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
How to be good to your skin AND your beauty routine!
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
Before the season 2 premiere of Stranger Things, we got to hang with some of the old gang and a pair of brand new strangers making their debut soon. Read all about it here!
 
x
Share
Score great hair from Monday to Friday next week.
 
x
Share
Hindi sa lahat ng oras matapang ako.
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
your REACTION
Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!
/////////////////////////////
Cutiepedia
CONNECT WITH US