Understanding Motivation: Building the Brain Architecture That Supports Learning, Health, and Community Participation

December 13, 2018

This Working Paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains the science behind motivation–the “wanting” system and the “liking” system–as well as how those systems develop, and how that development can be disrupted. It also dives into the implications of the science for parents, caregivers, and teachers, as well as policy and public systems. To read the full article, click the link below.