The brain chemical that could make you a better worker

An office worker works at a desk suspended from the outside of a building in London, England. Is his work ethic due to his brain chemistry?

So we all know that some people are more motivated to work hard than others -- whether in school or at the office.

Well, a new study has discovered a possible clue as to what sets the worker bees apart from the frequent snack-break takers.

Turns out, the ones who like to work also seem to have higher levels of dopamine in some parts of their brain.

Here to talk with us about the findings in today's Mid-day Extra is Michael Treadway, lead author of the study, who is also a clinical fellow at McLean Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

About the author

David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio


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