I don’t blink, I’m hot for punishment
Your eyes may reveal how sensitive you are to reward. Read how they do so!
Big pupils = rewarded brain?
For psychologists, it would be great if the eyes really were a window into soul. Here, you'll read whether pupil dilation is a give away of a rewarded brain.
Reward, punishment & climate change
How do we activate people for sustainable behavior? I’ll use a neuroscience perspective to explain why I am not a fan of doomsday scenarios
Your ideal self: a positive guide
Probably you are less beautiful and smart than you think. Most of us think overly positive of ourselves. I think it's a cute human trait: self-serving biases can propel you into positive change!
The beauty of greed
Why do people have to be so greedy? I asked myself, watching a documentary about capitalism. Neuroscience provided a surprisingly bright perspective. The mechanism that causes greed may also produce art.
Experimenting with healthy children?
Ethics prevent scientists from doing some experiments on healthy children. Therefore it is important to pay close attention to the wording in health advices.
How healthy are different levels of physical activity?
Physical activity is healthy for children, but it can be so nice and quiet when they sit still. Would drawing count as physical activity?
What motivates children for active recess play?
The schoolyard can be a place that helps children achieve their daily 60 minutes of physical activity. How important is the variety in play objects to make a schoolyard attractive for active play?
How to motivate: 3 hacks to your reward system
Motivation for a new routine may fade over time. These 3 simple hacks will revive motivation!