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Our way of thinking about nostalgia has turned upside down in recent years.

Jeff T. Larsen, a professor of psychology, told the New York Times that research suggests music is also a quick way to spark nostalgia. It can elicit both positive and negative emotions, and sometimes we purposely decide to leverage it when we want to feel sad, he said. Read the full story online.

Australia’s Canberra Times also highlighted the nostalgia work.