Sunday, November 22, 2009

A new way to get your way

Good Housekeeping reported this month that requests made into someone's right ear are more likely to receive an affirmative answer like, "Of Course! I'd love to give you a back massage!" or "Why yes! I will do the dishes!" An Italian study had one female student ask nearly 200 people for a cigarette in a noisy club. The people she asked into their right ear were twice as likely to say yes. This could be because of the way the brain receives and processes emotions. The left side, which receives stronger information from the right ear is focused on positive feelings, while the right side of the brain tends toward negative feelings and avoidance.

I wonder if this works the same for left handed and right handed people.

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