Experiencing Flow: A Natural Shield Against Mental and Cardiovascular Disease?

Can the proneness to experience flow protect against certain health problems? This question was investigated by an international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and the University of Melbourne, Australia. Their findings were recently published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. They provide new evidence for a potentially protective effect of flow, but also underscore the need to consider confounding factors when researching probable health benefits.

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