03 Jan The science of positive psychology and happiness
a publication of the Wall Street Journal
The secret to happiness, science would have us believe, is shaped like a kidney and weighs less than 1kg. You can”t see it working (not directly, anyway), and its inner mechanisms were largely a mystery until recently.
You don”t have to search the ends of the world, though-the secret to your happiness is right behind your forehead; it’s the part of your brain called the “prefrontal cortex”. The diminutive thing is believed to be the centre of personality and mood and emotional memory, and could hold the secrets of happiness.
For more of this positive psychology article about the science of happiness click on the link above.