Hacking the Neuroscience of Motivation

Motivation plays a crucial role in how we set and attain goals. From the simple determination to drink 3 liters of water a day to the ambition to win an Olympic goal medal, motivation is the driving force behind how hard you work and how long you endure challenges to achieve the desired outcome. More specifically, motivation represents the process of initiating and sustaining goal-directed activities (Cook, 2016). Therefore, understanding the scientific mechanism behind motivation can help us better achieve our goals…

Removing Senescent Cells: Extending the Human Age Span

Aging is a universal process, yet the science behind how and why aging occurs is still relatively mysterious. However, during the past few decades, modern aging research has progressed dramatically. The first key finding in aging science was that calorie restriction can extend the average and maximum lifespan of many organisms. Today, the discovery of the relationship between senescent cells and the rate of aging…