StarTalk SoundBite: Motivating Your Brain… with Candy?

Can candy actually make you smarter?
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the motivating effects of both reward and punishment on behavior and learning with neuroscientists Dr. Heather Berlin and Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory.” They examine the impact of external forces on our brain’s ability to learn, as well as some more questionable incentives suggested by Eugene Mirman and Michael Ian Black. If you liked listening to this SoundBite be sure to check out the full episode here: //