Wondering where to find the Christmas spirit this holiday season? No need to act like Ebenezer Scrooge – now you know exactly where to look.
Danish researchers say they've found the precise parts of the brain that lit up a brain scan when volunteers who reported feeling Christmas cheer were shown Christmas-time images like holiday street lights, NBC News reported.
Five parts of the brain showed higher activity among that group than the other half, which had more of a "bah, humbug" syndrome, wrote the researchers from the Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology at the University of Copenhagen in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal.
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"No eggnog or gingerbread was consumed before the scans," Anders Hougaard and colleagues wrote.