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Researchers discover the science behind giving up

July 26, 2019

What happens when we give up? Inside the brain, a group of cells known as nociceptin neurons get…
Scientists found a way to restore motivation of people with Parkinson’s

April 15, 2019

Incurable diseases distort people’s world view. It is a very well-known fact that people who suffer from Parkinson’s…
We may be hardwired to do nothing, but your laziness is still your fault

October 2, 2018

Scientists and doctors are constantly encouraging people to be more active. Working out is good for us and…
Success is not the only factor in choosing role models – morality is as important

June 30, 2018

It is good to have a role model. It can be an inspiration and a direction for your…
Goal conflict linked to psychological distress

May 28, 2018

Being torn about which personal goals to pursue is associated with symptoms of psychological distress, new research shows.…
Helping dementia carers make sense of their experiences

August 2, 2017

A powerful new animation produced by Cardiff University and narrated by Sir Tony Robinson has laid bare the…
What really motivates us

June 15, 2017

It’s a question of carrot or stick. Or possibly neither. What really motivates us? Humans have pondered this…
The Psychology of Environmentalism

October 11, 2016

Plenty of people give lip service to solving environmental issues, but what actually leads them to change their…
Distracted much? New research may help explain why

October 6, 2016

American professional golfer Tom Kite said two things about distraction that sum up the findings of a new…
Changes in dieters’ social networks may undermine weight-loss efforts

June 1, 2016

Efforts to lose weight may be unsuccessful because of an important mismatch between the social contacts created by…
Monetary incentives for healthy behavior can pay off, says study

April 5, 2016

Monetary rewards for healthy behavior can pay off both in the pocketbook and in positive psychological factors like…
Scientists observe differences between empathic and reciprocal motives

March 7, 2016

Sometimes understanding the motives of some actions is a hard task. It is even harder to understand the…
Self-Motivation Can Help Tune Your Brain

March 4, 2016

At our best, we motivate ourselves every day to get dressed and go to work or school. Although…
Self-Motivation Can Help Tune Your Brain

March 3, 2016

Allowing people to see their own brain activity might help them motivate themselves At our best, we motivate…
Dopamine: New theory integrates its role in learning, motivation

November 27, 2015

If you’ve ever felt lackadaisical to start a new project, focus on imagining the joy of completing it,…
Brain structure may be root of apathy

November 14, 2015

When brain scientists at Oxford University studied apathy, they didn’t expect to see less motivated people making more…
Neuroscientific evidence that motivation promotes recovery after spinal cord injury

October 2, 2015

It is known by clinical experiences that motivation enhances patients’ recovery from spinal cord injury or stroke. Depressive…
Why does running make us happy?

September 2, 2015

The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not…
To get girls more interested in computer science, make classrooms less ‘geeky’

August 25, 2015

Women lag behind men in the lucrative computer science and technology industries, and one of the possible contributors…
Passion for your job? If not, it’s attainable

August 24, 2015

People who have not found their perfect fit in a career can take heart: There is more than…
Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance in ADHD kids, according to new study

July 31, 2015

A little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)…
This is your brain on fried eggs

July 15, 2015

High-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the mesolimbic dopamine system, says Stephanie Fulton of the…
Expert: What ‘World of Warcraft’ teaches us about motivation

July 15, 2015

This year’s ComicCon in San Diego is once again buzzing about “World of Warcraft.” This time, it’s not…
Committing to exercise: Facebook updates are a two-edged sword

May 5, 2015

Facebook may be great for making social connections, but perhaps not so much for setting exercise goals. In…
Real-time feedback a boon in rehab

April 21, 2015

Laser-cut acrylic tiles with a 3D printed core and the capacity to be wired up to “interact” with…
Looking for a sports buddy? New Spuddy app is launched

April 15, 2015

Are you a keen tennis ace but don’t have anyone to play against? Or are you looking for…
Study links incentives for primary care doctors to improved quality, lower cost

April 9, 2015

Fee-for-value—a physician-reimbursement model that maintains traditional fees for service but includes quality and spending incentives—can reduce spending and…
How to avoid a bad hire

February 17, 2015

Bad hiring decisions cost employers millions of dollars, damage workplace morale, reduce productivity and account for more than…
Feeling cold is contagious, scientists find

January 14, 2015

Just looking at somebody shivering is enough to make us feel cold, new University of Sussex research has…
Study: people search for meaning when they approach a new decade in chronological age

December 8, 2014

Quest for the meaning of life probably accompanies our lives all the time. However, it becomes more intense…
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