Response Inhibition

A Full Bladder Makes You More Responsible

It’s not an April fool’s joke, we swear! An upcoming study in Psychological Science found that when we’re controlling our bladder, we’re better at controlling ourselves when making decisions about the future. In one experiment, volunteers were asked to either drink a large or small amount of water. Once enough More

On the Brain: Does a full bladder free your mind?

CNN: This week there’s a somewhat bizarre study about whether judgment improves after drinking copious amounts of water, as well as research in Alzheimer’s disease and early childhood mental disorders. A little self-control Don’t make a hard decision with an empty bladder, suggests new research from the Netherlands. In a More

People with full bladders ‘make better decisions’, scientists discover

The Telegraph: Researchers discovered the brain’s self-control mechanism provides restraint in all areas at once. They found people with a full bladder were able to better control and “hold off” making important, or expensive, decisions, leading to better judgement. Psychologists from the University of Twente in the Netherlands linked bladder More

Need to Quit Smoking? Study Finds Self-Control Deep in the Brain

A war that consists of a series of momentary self-control skirmishes: That’s how a new study describes the process of pursuing goals such as quitting smoking. But using a novel research approach, the authors—Elliot Berkman of the University of Oregon, Emily Falk of the University of Michigan, and Matthew Lieberman More