Sunday, August 15, 2004

Brain circuits: How to improve cyberlabour efficiency

Brain's Reward Circuitry Revealed in Procrastinating Primates
"Using a new molecular genetic technique, scientists have turned procrastinating primates into workaholics by temporarily suppressing a gene in a brain circuit involved in reward learning. Without the gene, the monkeys lost their sense of balance between reward and the work required to get it, say researchers at the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)."


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