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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Drexel University researchers have found that doodling may be a great way to relax and help you experience pleasure.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force To Announce Teacher Vaccination Initiative
According to the researchers, there was increased blood flow to a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex during doodling and other forms of drawing that would trigger feelings of pleasure and reward.READ MORE: Brotherly Love: Northeast Philadelphia Man, Family Bringing Joy To Hundreds Of Children Through Bikes
Different forms of art can have different effects.
Out of all the drawing methods tested doodling led to the greatest blood flow increase in the prefrontal cortex, followed by free-drawing, and then coloring.MORE NEWS: 3 Men Wanted For Stealing ATM From Convenience Store In Brewerytown, Philadelphia Police Say
The report was in the journal the arts of psychotherapy and the study is the latest in a series of studies which emphasize the role of creative activities for relaxation.