Additionally, these findings are part of a larger study being conducted to determine whether individual differences in dopamine levels help define the altered motivation found in depression and addiction. The Vanderbilt scientists hope the study will lead to an objective test that could determine whether a patient is suffering from a neural system deficit or abnormality so that the underlying condition could be treated instead of the symptoms. And who knows – maybe scientists have happened upon a way of engineering the workforce so that everyone can be a super employee.
Salisbury, David. (May 1, 2012). Dopamine impacts your willingness to work.
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