- Winters with snow may cut down on some depressive symptoms.
- Being outside in the snow almost doubles our exposure to light, which might put us in a better mood. But it may also help by affecting our behavior.
- Arne Lowden, a psychology researcher at Stockholm University, says more research is needed and is embarking on a study to find out more about its impact.
Related stories from around the North:
Antarctica: Do the extreme conditions of Antarctica change the human brain?, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Northerners cope in different ways with prolonged winter darkness, Yle News