The New York Times: Why your brain tricks you into doing less important tasks

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Our brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards (you probably remember this from the famous marshmallow experiment). But a study from February found that subjects were more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more important tasks without an immediate time constraint, even if the option to perform the urgent task is objectively worse than performing the larger one. (July 9, 2018)

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