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Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/12/self-control-is-just-empathy-with-a-future-you/509726/

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Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
"For a long time, people have speculated that we use the same mechanisms to reason about other people as about our hypothetical selves," says Rebecca Saxe from MIT. "So this new study fits really well." Saxe should know. She was one of the first scientists to link the rTPJ to theory of mind-the ability to understand the mental states of other people.

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