Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

Force of Habit

(00:15) In a paper published in the Oct 25 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of neuroscientists led by Institute Professor Ann Graybiel found that untrained monkeys performing a simple visual scanning task gradually developed efficient patterns that allowed them to minimize the time it took to receive their reward. The study shows that habit formation appears to be an innate ability that is fine-tuned by experience — specifically, the costs and rewards of certain choices.

Video courtesy of Theresa Desrochers and Daniel Gibson / MIT

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Category: Research | Updated 7 months ago

Created
October 22, 2010 13:01
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
9727 times

More from McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Gerald Fischbach: Autism Research -  Progress and Promises

Gerald Fischbach: Autism Research -...

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:42:43 | 10963 views

Jane Pauley: A New Language for Mental Illness

Jane Pauley: A New Language for Men...

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:00:00 | 10864 views

2013 McGovern Institute Symposium - Neville Hogan

2013 McGovern Institute Symposium -...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:43:19 | 483 views

Charlie Rose: The Perceiving Brain - Sight and Visual Perception -- with scientists Tony Movshon, Nancy Kanwisher, Ted Adelson, and Pawan Sinha

Charlie Rose: The Perceiving Brain ...

Added almost 5 years ago | 00:54:02 | 40106 views

2013 Scolnick Prize Lecture: Thomas Jessell, PhD

2013 Scolnick Prize Lecture: Thomas...

Added over 1 year ago | 01:14:13 | 651 views

2011 McGovern Symposium: David Lewis

2011 McGovern Symposium: David Lewis

Added over 3 years ago | 00:48:22 | 8565 views