Study reveals how the brain decides to make an effort
Emory - 5/22/18
From deciding to quit hitting the snooze button and get out of bed in the morning to opting to switch off the TV and prepare for sleep at night, the mind weighs the costs versus benefits of each choice we make. A new study reveals the mechanics of how the brain makes such effortful decisions, calculating whether it is worth expending effort in exchange for potential rewards.
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Brain’s Dopamine May Explain Why Some Are Slackers At Work
CBS News - 5/2/12
Brain chemistry might explain why some workers are "go-getters" and others are "slackers," a new study shows. The study found people who just won't give up when working may be aided along by extra dopamine in the brain's motivation centers...
The Brain Chemical That Could Make You a Better Worker
MarketPlace - 5/2/12
So we all know that some people are more motivated to work hard than others -- whether in school or at the office.
Well, a new study has discovered a possible clue as to what sets the worker bees apart from the frequent snack-break takers.
What gives you the motivation to go the extra mile for a promotion or a perfect test score? It may be your levels of a brain chemical called dopamine. Researchers have found amounts of this chemical in three brain regions determine if a person...