The Neurobiology of Willpower

Dr. Keith WittNeurobiologyLeave a Comment

There’s been a lot of research done in the past fifty years on willpower. Willpower is our ability to decide on a course of action and stick to it, and it’s associated with lots of positives like success, self-esteem, and high SAT scores.

But how does willpower play out in the brain? As it turns out, willpower involves a complicated arrangement between our left and right frontal lobes.