How to beat procrastination according to science?

(ORDO NEWS) — How to deal with procrastination? How to do all your business on time and not hang out on the Internet for hours? Neurology can suggest a method. All you need is a little motivation and an MRI scanner.

We can scientifically determine what really motivates a person. Several subjects were placed in an MRI scanner, and the scientists focused on an area of ​​the brain associated with motivation and concentration, after which they told the subjects to get motivated. Do your best to stay motivated.

Neurologists did not use electrical stimulation, they did not affect the brain in any way. They just watched, and when people found the right motivator, that area in the brain that was being watched flashed. For example, if a person thought about how his wife encourages him, then the zone is activated.

Each participant chose his own way of motivation: someone imagined how an angry coach yelled at him, someone sang Queen songs. Researchers believe that such a stimulus acts as a bridge between memory and learning.

At first, the system worked poorly, but then people were allowed to look at the display, which included data on brain activity and the main observed area. And when the participants in the experiment saw her activity growing, it motivated them even more, a kind of motivation loop turned out.

Thus, people figured out the optimal path, pattern of images or stimuli that helped them motivate. The results of the experiment can be very important, especially in areas of psychology such as cognitive behavioral therapy, the main goal of which is to change behavior through constructive mental exercises.

Once people can find what really motivates them, they will be able to take on tasks that they could not solve with greater ease.

Interestingly, MRI can not only determine the most motivating stimulus, but, as previous studies have shown, find out the cause of laziness .


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