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The Neuroscience of Motivation with Elliot Berkman

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If you’re having trouble staying motivated the issue may be starting with your brain. Neuroscientist Elliot Berkman shares how to keep your brain motivated in this episode of Live Happy Now.

Elliot Berkman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab. He studies the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure at health goals such as cigarette smoking cessation and dieting. His work uses knowledge of brain function, structure, and connectivity to design and improve interventions on health behavior and wellbeing.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • Achieving goals is not as important to well-being as striving for them
  • Why habits are hard to break and how you can create better habits
  • How to overcome temptations to create lasting change

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

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