The sense of celebration is formed by a separate structure in the human brain. Scientists have named this phenomenon "the Christmas spirit". A special area of the brain causes us to rejoice in the feast before its occurrence, to make preparations and dreaming about the occurrence of the desired date.
In the parietal region of the brain is a small area. When it is activated, we begin to think about the holiday. This is reflected in the improving mood and the sense of celebration, said Brian haddock, a member of the group of neurophysiol.
Most likely, the parietal region of the brain is activated not only before Christmas. Birthday, new year and some other holidays can also create similar feelings.