Dress the Part: Formal Dress Changes Your Brain

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A new study from researchers at Columbia University says that wearing formal clothing changes the way your brain works, leading to more abstract thinking. In other words, well-dressed people don’t obsess over minor details. Abstract thinkers are said to be more successful because they respond well to feedback and are less likely to make impulsive decisions. Researchers asked college-age volunteers to complete tests that determine their cognitive processing style.