If there is one thing many of us are missing right now, it’s a hug. Rewind to last March, if you had asked me then, what am I going to miss in lockdown, I am not sure I would have said hugs, but that is the truth. Hugging releases Oxytocin, one of the four happiness chemicals into your brain and that is why our urge to hug is so strong. But did you know that art produces a similar effect? Semir Zeki, Professor of Neuroesthetics at University College London has discovered that looking at art produces another happiness chemical and that effect is increased if the art is meaningful, personal.
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