Why optimists usually winJune 9th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Thinking positively about something really might make it happen, experts say.
Simply anticipating something good can gear up hidden circuits in the brain to drive you towards it, Daily Mail quoted researchers as saying.
Thinking about a happy outcome plants a “suggestion” in the mind, in a similar way to a hypnotist.
Psychologists at the University of Victoria, New Zealand said: “Once we anticipate a specific outcome will occur, our subsequent thoughts and behaviours will actually help to bring that outcome to fruition.”
It can’t work magic, obviously, but researchers say effects of suggestion are more powerful than people think and can change behaviours and even outcomes, the Mail added.
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