The Science of Laziness

There may be a reason you're being lazy—it could be genetic. Scientists have discovered a "couch potato gene."

The Science of Laziness

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Messages of pleasure are derived from the brain's dopamine system. 00:22

  2. There's a direct genetic link between the motivation for exercise and our parents. 01:09

  3. External environmental factors can also play a role in boosting or diminishing the desire for physical activity. 01:59

Written by Curiosity Staff December 18, 2014