The holiday season is upon us, so why not delve deeper into the psychology of Christmas? Many psychological studies have explored Christmas and its related themes. Below I share a few neuropsychological studies that have examined phenomena such as holiday-related olfactory nostalgia as well as the Christmas spirit:

It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas: The Neuroscience of Our Nostalgia

Evidence of a Christmas Spirit Network in the Brain: Functional MRI Study

Happy Holidays!

Mélanie Léger, Psy.D., L.Psych.