The Procrastination Equation

Do you procrastinate? Any tips for overcoming procrastination? Was reading a conversation thread about how the limbic system is a “right here, right now” influence, so if you set up instant rewards for doing things, you are more likely to follow through. The conversation noted that this is why diet and exercise are so difficult; delayed gratification isn’t the most motivating. Link to book.

Brain Networks Connected to Teen Drug Abuse

Faced with a choice about smoking or drinking, the 14-year-old with a less functional impulse-regulating network will be more likely to say, “yeah, gimme, gimme, gimme!” says Garavan, “and this other kid is saying, ‘no, I’m not going to do that.'” The study also shows that ADHD and impulse control regarding substance abuse is NOT coming from the same part of the brain. Read more…

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