Lacking in Christmas spirit? Your brain might be to blame

‘ Tis the season to be jolly…well, for most of us. For others, the thought of Christmas festivities fills them with dread – a phenomenon termed “bah humbug” syndrome. But according to new research, this phenomenon may be down to lack of activity in a brain network associated with “Christmas spirit.”Researchers have identified a brain network for Christmas spirit, which they say could help treat people with bah humbug syndrome. Yes, you read right; researchers have identified a Christmas spirit network in the brain – an area that they believe may play a role in the feelings of joy and nostalgia many of us feel during the holiday season. The discovery – detailed in The BMJ’s Christmas issue, commonly known for its unconventional content – could help rekindle the Christmas spirit…


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