A recent study in the journal Psychological Science reports that older people are much more likely to shrug off a negative experience or emotion. The scientists recorded the brain activity of 63 adults of different ages while showing them a series of positive and negative images.
The younger folk held on to the negative feelings, while the older crowd was able to move on, and not let the bad pics bring them down. I’m not sure if this explains the single most annoying character in the universe, pictured at left, but you can read more about the study here. And if you’re young, try not to get all worked up about it.—Gregory Mone