Nostalgia

An emotion heavily popularized as of recently,  nostalgia is characterized by a sense of loss from the past.  Often triggered by a stimuli, such as a photo, a certain piece of music, or even a smell, oftentimes nostalgia results in a net feeling of happiness.  For example, in All Quiet on the Western Front, the main character often returns to his childhood memories and school memories.

Here are some links related to how Nostalgia works and how it affects the brain:

http://www.spring.org.uk/2013/07/the-psychology-of-nostalgia-in-under-300-words.php

http://www.sciencefriday.com/blogs/04/16/2013/why-do-i-get-nostalgic.html?series=28

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/05/benefits-of-nostalgia_n_4031759.html

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ulterior-motives/201311/what-does-nostalgia-do

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Posted on March 4, 2014, in RE:Framed and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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