Preschool-aged children are more motivated to learn and are more curious about the subject matter if exposed to just a little information, a new study reports. Providing too much information where curiosity to personally investigate is limited causes boredom in young children.
Researchers explore psychological tricks and tips to help you reach your New Year Resolution goals.
The ventral striatum plays a key role in decision making, weighing the cost versus the benefit of making a physical effort.
Study finds olfaction plays a significant role in the motivation to exercise. Mice who were "high runners" developed genetic differences in their olfactory systems that caused them to perceive smells differently than more sedentary mice.
Researchers temporarily switched off the neural pathway between the ventral tegmental area and nucleus accumbens in primate models, negatively impacting motivation, but not learning.
Higher levels of sleepiness were associated with a reduction in both social activities and the amount of time people engage in social events. Social activities in the afternoons were linked to increased sleepiness following the engagement and longer sleep duration at night. Higher levels of social interaction at night were linked to reduced immediate sleepiness and shorter overall sleep duration.
The key to performance and motivation lies within the ratio of glutamine and glutamate in the nucleus accumbens. The ratio of glutamine to glutamate relates specifically to stamina.
Targeting one specific symptom of schizophrenia has a positive effect on other symptoms. Treating avolition, or reduced motivation has a positive effect on the other negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia.
Study reports arrogance and narcissism are on a spectrum. Researchers identify three types of arrogance and reveal the associated implications.