4 Nov 2009

Grumpiness sharpens thinking - NSW research

10:17 pm on 4 November 2009

An Australian research team has found that being grumpy can make people think more clearly.

The researchers got volunteers to watch various films or dwell on past events to put them into either a good or bad mood.

They found the miserable volunteers were more attentive to their surroundings and less gullible than their happier counterparts, the BBC reports.

In contrast, the researchers from the University of New South Wales found happy people tend to make more mistakes because they are likely to believe anything they are told.