Posts Tagged ‘task completion’

Willpower And Working Memory – Any Connection?

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Scientists studying willpower have used brain scans to show that people who seem to be able to exert willpower engage a region of the brain called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Brain scans of those who don’t display willpower showed no activation in this region.

The link to working memory – the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is also involved in working memory processing.

I was fascinated when I saw this study because many of us who train working memory have found benefits to impulse control and task completion.

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