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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Weta Digital Receives Significant Investment

Weta Digital Receives Significant Investment

Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker has invested in film director Peter Jackson’s Wellington-based visual effects studio, Weta Digital, Fortune magazine reports. Weta Digital has contributed work on a number…