Email ‘vacations’ decrease stress, increase concentration, researchers say
Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study. Continue reading
The Tangled Roots of Agriculture
Science 22 January 2010:
A once-popular view that climate change led the Near East’s ancient Natufians to begin domesticating plants and animals is under increasing attack, but alternative paradigms are still being formed. Continue reading
Less urge to work with brain wired to slack
The researchers found that “go-getters” had higher release of the neurotransmitter dopamine in areas of the brain known to play an important role in reward and motivation, while “slackers” had high dopamine levels in another brain area that plays a role in emotion and risk perception, the anterior insula.
VANDERBILT (US) — When it comes to working hard to earn money, people vary from slackers to go-getters—a difference that may arise from brain chemistry. Continue reading