Finger on the Impulse

Researchers at Otago University, in conjunction with Germany’s Ruhr-University Bochum, have identified individual neurons in the pigeon forebrain that appear to control impulsive decision-making. The findings could prove invaluable to the understanding of such neuropathologies as drug addiction, gambling, frontal lobe syndrome, and attention-deficit disorders, which are all characterized by a limited ability to wait for a large reward.  


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Eric Watson Breaks Own Wheat Yield World Record

Eric Watson Breaks Own Wheat Yield World Record

Ashburton farmer Eric Watson has taken the Guinness World Record for the highest wheat yield for the second consecutive time, with a staggering 17.398t/ha crop, Andrew Swallow reports for UK magazine,…