Brain stimulation reveals crucial role of overcoming self-centeredness in self-control

@inproceedings{Soutschek2016BrainSR,
  title={Brain stimulation reveals crucial role of overcoming self-centeredness in self-control},
  author={Alexander Soutschek and Christian C. Ruff and Tina Strombach and Tobias Kalenscher and Philippe N. Tobler},
  booktitle={Science Advances},
  year={2016}
}
Neurobiological models of self-control predominantly focus on the role of prefrontal brain mechanisms involved in emotion regulation and impulse control. We provide evidence for an entirely different neural mechanism that promotes self-control by overcoming bias for the present self, a mechanism previously thought to be mainly important for interpersonal… CONTINUE READING

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