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Video: The Restrained Brain

Self-restraint goes hand in hand with the good life. Can brain science help us get a grip?

Written and Directed by Adam D’Arpino.

Produced by Kellen Quinn.

Narrator: Ashley Klanac

This Aeon Video original mines the work of the US neuroscientist David Eagleman and the US psychologist Walter Mischel (known for his controversial ‘marshmallow test’) to explore what modern psychology and brain science say about the best strategies for resisting those feel-good things – big and small – that we know are bad for us. (To read more click here…)

Ulysses And The Sirens — 1909 by Herbert Draper (Etsy)

7 comments on “Video: The Restrained Brain

  1. allisonfine
    September 17, 2022

    Classic human dilemma. I have a lifetime of “impulse control issues..” three of which resulted in 3 of the best damn ‘children’ (Now in their 40’s and 50’s!) on the planet! No regrets. I embrace the great adventure of life, what might happen, “what if” and the unknown possibility!


  2. Barbara Huntington
    September 17, 2022

    I blame too much self restraint for a lot of missed spontaneity and ossification. I was a hippie with too much restraint and it is now a cage.


    • Vox Populi
      September 17, 2022

      I know what you mean, Barbara. I had the opportunity to do things when I was young, but I was afraid.


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  3. loranneke
    September 17, 2022

    Interesting and fun and true and so well made, that video!


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