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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National Australia Bank Hires RBS Head Ross McEwan

National Australia Bank Hires RBS Head Ross McEwan

National Australia Bank (NAB) has appointed the New Zealander who oversaw Royal Bank of Scotland’s lengthy restructuring as its new chief executive, Daniel Shane and Jamie Smyth report for the Financial…