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Recognition of happiness from subjective, psychological and neuroimaging points of view


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Abstract

The goal of the medical practice and medical research may include the happiness and health of body and soul. The phrase “happy people live longer” has been known. Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) can be used for the study for feeling of happiness. Byfunctional magnetic resonance imaging (fMR), anterior right wedge region of the brain (precuneus) may be important for feeing happiness. Both of effective and functional connectivity of the right precuneus were positively associated with SHS scores. Consequently, happiness may be involved in SHS, structural neuroimaging, neurological study, positive psychological interventions, and so on.

Keywords

subjective happiness scale, functional magnetic resonance imaging, fractional amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation, subjective well-being, general remarks, happy person, art-of-living skill, human life

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