How the Brain Uses Glucose to Fuel Self-Control

Steam power sets massive, clunky turbines into motion. Horsepower involves explosions of work, with engines hurtling cars down a freeway. Solar power taps the awesome might of the sun itself and may someday light entire cities. But willpower seems ...

Dec 17

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ADHD Drug May Help Preserve Our Self-Control Resources

Self-control can be difficult - sticking with a diet or trying to focus attention on a boring textbook are hard things to do. Considerable research suggests one potential explanation for this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a long period seems ...

Apr 26

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Young motorists lack self control

Scandinavian research has shown that the emotional centre in the brains of young motorists develops and matures ahead of the frontal lobe, and that this varies between risk-willing and risk-averse groups.

Apr 7

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Good Results Are Worth the Wait, Self-Control Will Get You There

The ability to manage our emotions and exert self-control is considered one of the cornerstones of emotional intelligence and a key predictor of personal and professional success. Yet, it doesn’t take a marshmallow test to figure out that most of ...

Mar 31

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Can You Boost Your Self-Control?

As far as examples of willpower go, one of the most impressive you'll ever find is the "incredible Buddha boy" chronicled in GQ a few years back by George Saunders. The boy had been meditating under a tree for seven months, evidently without food or ...

Mar 4

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Is Self-Control a limited Resource?

It might be true that people have a harder time controlling themselves when they are tired at the end of the day, but that doesn't mean that self-control is a limited resource, say authors in the Cell Press publication Trends in Cognitive Sciences ...

Jan 20

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Scientists improve human self-control through electrical brain ...

If you have ever said or done the wrong thing at the wrong time, you should read this. Neuroscientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the University of California, San Diego, have successfully demonstrated ...

Dec 14

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CHANGE HABITS: Breaking Bad Behaviours

A habit, either good or bad is an automatic behavior that we engage in without thinking. So how do we change it?

Dec 10

Categories: Addictions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Control Issues, Mindfulness

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What Can Self-Control Do For You? 10 New Studies Provide Surprising ...

Nowadays it's hardly news that self-control is vital to success in many areas of life. The studies bear this out with boring monotony in education, in health, in terms of how much money you earn, in personal relationships and even mental ...

Jul 9

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Self-Disciplined People Are Happier (and Not as Deprived as You Think)

It’s easy to think of the highly self-disciplined as being miserable misers or uptight Puritans, but it turns out that exerting self-control can make you happier not only in the long run, but also in the moment. The research, which was published ...

Jul 2

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Low Self-Control Promotes Selfless Behavior in Close Relationships

When faced with the choice of sacrificing time and energy for a loved one or taking the self-centered route, people’s first impulse is to think of others, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association ...

Jun 29

Categories: Control Issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Study finds brain system for emotional self-control

Different brain areas are activated when we choose for ourselves to suppress an emotion, compared to situations where we are instructed to inhibit an emotion, according a new study from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Ghent ...

May 13

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Low on Self-Control? Surrounding Yourself With Strong-Willed Friends ...

We all desire self-control — the resolve to skip happy hour and go to the gym instead, to finish a report before checking Facebook, to say no to the last piece of chocolate cake. Though many struggle to resist those temptations, new research ...

Apr 11

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Short Bouts of Exercise Boost Self Control

Short bouts of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self control, indicates an analysis of the published evidence in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The resulting increased blood and oxygen flow to the pre-frontal cortex may explain ...

Mar 11

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Eating or Spending Too Much? Blame It on Facebook

Participating in online social networks can have a detrimental effect on consumer well-being by lowering self-control among certain users, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “Using online social networks can have a ...

Dec 12

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