Kicking habits and hijacking the brain

How often do we find our minds wandering, day dreaming when we are meant to be writing our presentation or eating 4 chocolate chip cookies when we set out only to eat one or smoking when we know we shouldn’t be?   This is thanks to one of the oldest learning processes known to man, it is prehistoric and all about the relay system of positive and negative reinforcement, which is essentially the most basic of systems that make us, do what we do.

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