A peek inside our heads - as we try to find out how staff can be cajoled into top performances. With incentives, of course - but what kind? Our reporter Linda Vierecke checked out our brain's reward center.
It’s a concept that’s been explored many times in sci-fi movies: the Utopian vision of scientists breathing life into machines. Is it a dream or a nightmare? And could it ac-tually soon become reality?
Schultz joins two other winners of the prestigious Brain Prize on Thursday for his analysis of how learning and reward are linked in the human brain. It improves our understanding of addiction and schizophrenia.
Do you ever think you've seen a ghost and get scared? Wasn't it the rustling of curtains in the wind? We know it's totally irrational, but there's little we can do to stop the fear. Where does the feeling come from?
Many of us make New Year's resolutions to get into better shape, maybe by joining a gym or starting running. All too often, we don't last the distance, and a mouse study might yield clues as to why.
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