The science of bad habits
Bad habits and our minds’ inability to overcome them are very real. It’s not just you. There’s science at play here. A part of your brain, called the basal ganglia, actually controls habitual behavior – it’s powerful. So powerful and fascinating that many have tried to uncover the power of habits – everybody from Aristotle to modern Pulitzer Prize winners like Charles Duhhig have worked to gain a better understanding of these perplexing tendencies.