Brain tune-up may aid self-motivation
Volition powers us through innumerable daily tasks. Could we lead healthier, more productive lives if we could learn to control the parts of our brain most essential to volition? A new spin on a technique called 'neurofeedback' has allowed scientists to take the first step in understanding how to manipulate neurotransmitter circuits involved in volition using thoughts and imagery. The methods may one day inform the treatment of depression or ADHD.
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