“Not long after moving to the University of Southampton [England], Constantine Sedikides had lunch with a colleague in the psychology department and described some unusual symptoms he’d been feeling. A few times a week, he was suddenly hit with nostalgia for his previous home at the University of North Carolina: memories of old friends, Tar Heel basketball games, fried okra, the sweet smells of autumn in Chapel Hill.
“His colleague, a clinical psychologist, made an immediate diagnosis. [Sedikides] must be… ”
— From “What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows” by John Tierney in the New York Times (July 8, 2013)