Seeing faces in the morning on television decreased mood in the evening (>10 hrs later) and improved mood the next day (>24 hrs later), yet had no detectable effect before that (0–10 hrs later). The effect was strongest if the faces were life-sized and at a conversational distance. Travel across time zones reduced the effect for a few weeks.Then again, he might mean this particular experiment is his best work, or that self-experimentation generally, as described in the paper, is his best work.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Seth Roberts says his "best work" was his self-experimentation showing that looking at faces in the morning on television improved mood the next day (though not later that day).