12 June 2008

Parting (with stuff) is such sweet sorrow....

Originally uploaded by triviaqueen
... or at least pain.

Psychologists at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania have uncovered the following tidbit:

"...the insula, which has a role in the experience of pain, and the greater mesial prefrontal cortex became activated when the subjects contemplated selling one of their items"

This explains a whole lot about the feelings of malaise I sometimes experience when trying to reduce accumulated clutter....

[full story -- as seen on BoingBoing]

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