Does an efficient brain also lead to more self-control?

01/23/2013 | LiveScience.com

A study published in the journal Nature Communications suggests that self-control may be tied to efficiently functioning brains. Researchers had taken a deeper look at participants in a "marshmallow test," and found that those who used the most efficient ways to accomplish a task tended to exert more self-control. However, the correlational findings do not show whether efficient brain function causes self-control nor do they explain whether nature or nurture influences self-control.

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