The Daily Show reported Monday night that research suggests that viewing cute images affects us the same way as sex or good food, which led Ms J to suggest that I am self-medicating by viewing the Panda Cam. I hate it when she's right.
The folks at the Stanford Daily Online report that "new research seems to show that cute images activate dopamine-based pleasure pathways in the brain the same way sex, good food or psychoactive drugs can." Still keeping an eye out for a link to the actual research, since SDO didn't attribute.
Failure to attribute: not cute.
Panda in a tub: way cute.