If You Want Your Husband to Rake the Leaves

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If You Want Your Husband to Rake the Leaves… …ask him in his right ear. Requests made into that ear, not the left, are more likely to elicit a “yes.” In an Italian study, a female student asked 176 people for a cigarette in a noisy nightclub. Those asked in the right side were twice as likely (39 percent) to respond favorably as those asked on the left (19 percent). The reason for the pattern? Researchers say it could be the asymmetrical way the
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Unformatted text preview: brain processes emotions: The left hemisphere (which gets stronger input from the right ear) is specialized for positive feelings and approach behavior, while the right side (more left-ear-linked) tends to be focused on negative feelings and avoidance. So whether it’s for a chore or a back rub, try to get on his right side, says Luca Tommasi, Ph.D., lead researcher....
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2301 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Fall '12 term at Collins.

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