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Weekly News Digest

January 10, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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The Latest Research on Procrastination

Richard Sima writes the following in “What Causes Your Brain to Procrastinate and How to Face It” for The Washington Post:

As a chronic procrastinator, I feel a sense of anguish as each new year arrives. In a time of resolutions or nudge words, I still have goals from the old year.

Why do people procrastinate?

A 2022 study in the journal Nature Communications suggests that a root of procrastination may lie in a cognitive bias—we believe that doing tasks will somehow be easier in the future. …

There is individual variation, but ‘procrastination is a tendency that we all encounter in our life in different domains, or at different time points in our lives,’ said Raphaël Le Bouc, a neurologist at the Paris Brain Institute and author of the study. ‘But the true cognitive mechanisms behind it are not really known. And this might be a reason why it’s difficult to overcome this tendency.’

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