Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Practice your willpower

It turns out willpower is something that can improve with practice. No wonder religions have rituals that force you to do the homework…

From, February 23, 2012:


Lent and the Science of Self-Denial

The hidden health benefits of religious rituals that require willpower

By Jeffrey Kluger
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February 23, 2012 Posted by | behaviour, brain, religion | , , , | Leave a comment