Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Your Time Preferences Are Generated By Neurotransmitter Levels

Via FuturePundit

"In a study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, funded mainly by the Wellcome Trust, researchers led by Professor Ray Dolan have shown that increased levels of dopamine – a chemical in the brain involved in mediating reward, motivation, and learning through reinforcement, – make us more likely to opt for instant gratification, rather than waiting for a more beneficial reward."

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