How The Brain Forms Habits

A new study from MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research has shown that brain’s habit formation appears to be an innate ability that is fine-tuned by experience- specifically, the costs and rewards of certain choices.

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.

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