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Breakthrough discoveries : Motivation is tied to the strength of your Brain connections 

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" Having an intrinsic lack of motivation is clinically called behavioural apathy. Many people would label someone who lacks self-motivation as being lazy."

"Neuroplasticity guarantees that your brain structure and connectivity are never set in stone. You can always reinvent yourself."

In 2015, neuroscientists at Oxford University recently discovered a neurobiological connecting mechanism that might explain why some people are inherently more proactive than others. This groundbreaking research does offer inspiring new clues on ways that each of us can become more motivated, and take it under control by our daily lives.

This November 2015 study, "Individual DIfferences in Premotor Brain Systems Underlie Behavioural Apathy", was published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. The neuroscientists used an effort and reward-based decision-making paradigm along with functional and diffusion-weighted brain imaging technology to conduct this research.

They concluded, over time, the daily practice and repetition of motivated behaviours can reshape the functional and structural connectivity of your brain and make you intrinsically more self-motivated.

Source : C. Bergland, "Psychology Today", 2015

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