Does Your Brain Have Self-Control?

March 2nd, 2012

Yesterday I interviewed Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author of “The Willpower Instinct”, on Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour.

We discussed how willpower and self-control work, how the brain functions with regard to willpower, and tips and techniques to short circuit your habits in order to build self-control. The interview was an hour well-spent with many lessons learned. You can view it below.

Additionally, I recommend The Willpower Instinct as a great read and tool for anyone searching for insight into the way their brains work.

3 Responses to “Does Your Brain Have Self-Control?”

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  2. Cathy on May 26, 2017 1:59 am

    Great interview. It should help me get more self control now. Keep posting, Kirsten. 🙂


  3. Michael on December 3, 2017 11:57 pm

    Thank you so much for your informative post regarding the self control and awareness of our own brains. I believe that as we advance as a society we evolve to become continuously more self aware in aspects that we previously thought unreachable. With progression such as this I believe that it is only a matter of time between we are fully able to understand our own consciousness. I think that your blog (vlog) has been tremendously helpful in my understanding of our progression and I would hope to see that you continue to discuss this interesting topic in depth in further posts.

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