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The Neuroscience Of Effort-By Jonah Lehrer

The Neuroscience Of Effort-By Jonah Lehrer | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"While writing this post, I will get bored. I will get tired of looking at these words and crave a distraction. And so I will click away from this page and head somewhere else, amusing myself with a totally irrelevant website. After a few lovely minutes of wasted time, my feelings of guilt will grow and I will find my way back here, to this sentence. Such are the moment-by-moment melodramas of work. It’s a constant cycle of intrinsic motivation battling against extrinsic tedium, persistence against pleasure. We know what we need to do. And yet, it’s always so much easier to do what we want to do.... A fascinating new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience led by Michael Treadway at Vanderbilt University begins to unpack the mystery. It’s a first draft of what happens in the brain as we choose between effort and indulgence, work and distraction."

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The Sweet Spot for Achievement | Psychology Today

The Sweet Spot for Achievement | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

What's the relationship between stress and performance? This is a different way of thinking about how the brain operates to help or hurt our performance, whether at work, in learning, in a sport, in any domain of ability. There are three main states depicted...By Dan Goleman, Ph.D....

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Sources of Motivation

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University of Rhode Island....Theories and sources of motivation key to learning are compared.

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Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain | Video on TED.com

Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain | Video on TED.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
TED Talks We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why?
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The Neuroscience of Perseverance | Psychology Today

The Neuroscience of Perseverance | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Dopamine Reinforces the Habit of Perseverance... By Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do you tend to throw in the towel and call it quits when faced with a challenge or adversity? What makes some people able to keep pushing and complete a task while others habitually fizzle and don't follow through?

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Motivation & Engagement-Daniel Pink

RSAnimate animation... the surprising truth about what motivates us. Daniel Pink lecture. (video)

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation: The Neuroscience Behind the Marshmallow Test | Psychology Today

Lead Us Not Into Temptation: The Neuroscience Behind the Marshmallow Test | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

In the 1960s and 1970s, Walter Mischel and his colleagues began a study with 500 nursery school children of faculty and graduate students at Stanford University. These researchers were interested in "demystifying" the concept of "willpower" in their four-year-old subjects. "What began as a set of experiments with preschoolers turned into a life-span developmental study," said Mischel et al. The investigators devised a "delay-of-gratification paradigm," popularly known over the years as the famous "marshmallow test," and even described in Daniel Goleman's book, Emotional Intelligence.

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Neuroscience Insights from Video Game & Drug Addiction | Psychology Today

Neuroscience Insights from Video Game & Drug Addiction | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
The video games MODEL can boost children's motivated learning. By Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed....
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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Edutopia

A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Edutopia | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Blogger Judy Willis MD was a neurologist before she became a teacher; she shares some insights about how the brain responds to video games. A great explanation and argument for use of the video game model in learning.

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