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Research: Coloring games help reduce anxiety and depression symptoms

via:环球科技     time:2017/11/12 8:01:42     readed:286

They use this to show their creativity and vent their dissatisfaction with the current digitization and screen status quo. Now psychology researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand have found that colorizing is a real benefit to adult mental health, even if it takes only 10 minutes per day to color.


Published in the Creativity Research Journal, the study said the unusual pastime, such as coloring, is expected to be a cheap, easy-to-get self-help therapy for some unhealthy psychiatric symptoms. Co-author of the study, Dr. Celia Lie of the University of Otago, said she and her colleagues studied whether adult coloring can actually be used as a therapy, and so far their research has shown that filling Color really has curative effect. However, Jayde Flett, the lead author of the study, said there are still questions to be answered in order to understand why colors are produced and how they can be achieved. "The common explanation is that people do not get into a focused meditative state during the coloring process, and coloring is also associated with reducing the activity of brain almonds or changes in brainwave activity," Fleet said. "However, our Research shows that focus on thinking is not the main reason, because people are even more focused on playing puzzles. "

The report said the researchers tested 115 women aged 18 to 36 years and found that while both groups became more focused on the task, compared with the testers of other mental games, the task Depressed and anxious for lighter testers.

Another co-author, Dr Tamlin Conner, said that even coloring just the painted lines can stimulate the creativity and stress of the pastel, which has the same effect as cooking and gardening. She said: "Our findings foreshadow the positive psychological benefits that coloring games may have, so that coloring can become a daily little creation like gardening and cooking."

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