Study: People Make Better Long Term Decisions When They Really, REALLY Have to Pee

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Tue, Mar 8th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

I'm not kidding. According to Dutch scientists at the University of Twente, the decisions you take when you have a bladder ready to burst may also be your most responsible, particularly when dealing with the long-term. Reportedly, when you're consciously trying to hold it in, you're also more likely to control yourself in other ways.

"Once this brain area is activated, the 'control' (inhibitory) signals it sends are not only directed to the target response requiring control (bladder control in this case), but partly 'spill over' and result in unintentional increased control of other responses as well, hence result in less impulsive but more controlled behaviour."

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