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Self-Control Isn’t Just Controlling Impulses, but Also Changing Perspective

This theory was tested using transcranial magnetic stimulation to disrupt the function of the pTPJ in two separate studies on volunteer subjects from the University of Zurich. The disruption of this subregion of the brain would ultimately indicate if the subjects still held their capacity of self-control or if they became selfish and impulsive. The first study investigated 43 subjects who performed two tasks.