Dopamine & Motivation

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that makes us want things and *work* to get them. Dopamine is what creates the feelings of motivation and drive when we pursue a goal. It’s what gets us off the couch to go to the library and study. It’s also what makes us...

How The Internet Affects Your Focus & Attention Span

Before the internet, human beings could sit down and focus on one thing. We would do this for hours at a time, for years on end, and finally achieve monumental outcomes through the power of our own minds. It is our ability to focus and sustain attention that has...

Neuroplasticity: The Brain Can Change

For the last several decades, scientists believed that the human brain was fixed and unchangeable. We thought that brain development was like pouring concrete into a mold. Once your brain solidified, it was set like that for the rest of your life. Now we know that the...