There now, don't you feel better?
There now, don't you feel better?

Psychologists at the University of Minnesota have discovered that thinking about money, such as counting out bills, actually reduces peoples’ perception of pain1  They also discovered the opposite holds true – being reminded of money you do not have increases the perception of pain.  But, here’s the really wild part – even “[m]erely touching cash or even staring at a money-filled screensaver could blunt the impact of hard or painful events.” 2

Modified duty as a cashier just got a lot more interesting.

  1. Photo courtesy of sam b-r []
  2. Thanks slashdot! []