Turn Down the Thermostat and Finish a Photo Book

heartwarming-stories-278x22A recent Discovery News article on Heartwarming Memories contains the surprising conclusion that remembering the past will actually make you feel warmer. This study on Heartwarming Memories: Nostalgia Maintains Physiological Comfort found that volunteers felt more nostalgic when room temperature was 68°F than when it was 75 or 82°F. In addition, a 60°F room felt warmer when participants were asked to think about nostalgic events. The study did not attempt to link completed photo books to climate, but I suspect there is a link there, as well.

So, the next time my wife feels cold I am going to break out the photo books. I will also give her a blanket.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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