Marshmallow test points to biological basis for delayed gratification

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via Marshmallow test points to biological basis for delayed gratification.

The original Mischel study showed a robust relationship between ability to delay gratification in early childhood and later success Рas measured by graduation rates, income, incarceration rates etc. (see YouTube videos for recent reenactments).  Recent research by BJ Casey and colleagues suggests that these differences in self-control continue into adulthood and reflect distinct neural patterns.

 

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