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12-15-2017 Will-Power

Self control a limited resource? Ego depletion theory gets a boost

British Psychological Society | 
For years, “ego depletion” has been a dominant theory in the study of self control. This is the intuitive idea ...
Marriage changes everything--including your personality

Marriage changes everything–including your personality

BBC | 
[R]esearch suggests the experience of committing to and settling down with another person really does change our personalities for better ...
Brain myths: Views about neuroscience are mostly wrong—even among many scientists

Brain myths: Views about neuroscience are mostly wrong—even among many scientists

British Psychological Society | 
A new US survey published in Frontiers in Psychology finds that belief in brain myths remains widespread, and moreover, that extensive education in neuroscience ...
Is 'free will' compatible with neuroscience?

Is ‘free will’ compatible with neuroscience?

New York Magazine | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Back in the 1980s, ...

Do people trust ‘hard’ neuroscience more than ‘soft’ psychology?

Wired | 
Imagine a politician from your party is in trouble for alleged misdemeanors. He’s been assessed by an expert who says ...
Teens' brains: Social processing fails when they hear mom's criticism

Teens’ brains: Social processing fails when they hear mom’s criticism

Wired | 
We all know that teen-parent relations can be a tricky business. Now neuroscientists from several leading US universities think they’ve ...

How much does the public actually care about brain science?

Wired | 
It feels to me like interest in the brain has exploded. I’ve seen huge investments in brain science by the ...
Overclocking your brain? Be careful

Overclocking your brain? Be careful

Wired | 
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) head-sets send electrical currents straight through your skull and into your brain, but do they ...
Did brain mirror neurons help shape our civilization?

Did brain mirror neurons help shape our civilization?

Wired | 
A new study debunks the hype surrounding mirror neurons and surveys current literature to take a calm and objective look ...