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Differences in dopamine may determine how hard people work

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COMMENTS: Higher dopamine in the reward circuitry (striatum, pre-frontal cortex) was reflected in more effort and motivation.

Differences in dopamine may determine how hard people work Human study suggests biological basis for individual differences in behavior

Washington, DC — Whether someone is a "go-getter" or a "slacker" may depend on individual differences in the brain chemical dopamine, according to new research in the May 2 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

Like baboons our elected leaders are literally addicted to power

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Like baboons our elected leaders are literally addicted to power Political power has a similar effect on the brain to cocaine - and it's not surprising that, as the Leveson Inquiry shows, our political leaders are hooked on it, says Dr Ian Robertson.

By Dr Ian Robertson 11:12AM BST 26 Apr 2012

Great article on "Extinction Burst" - your brain will make a last-ditch effort to return you to your habit

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The Misconception: If you stop engaging in a bad habit, the habit will gradually diminish until it disappears from your life.

The Truth: Any time you quit something cold turkey, your brain will make a last-ditch effort to return you to your habit.

http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/07/07/extinction-burst/

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