"Japanese scientists have found scientific proof that people doing exercises appear to perform better when another person compliments them."
Mines the new Japanese research that proves people improve performance of tasks when they receive compliments as a reinforcement, stimulating the same region in the brain that responds to monetary reinforcements.
Notes that the finding should have great educational implications as positive feedback is scientifically proven to increase student performance. While many teachers already understand this intuitively, the evidence negates the common belief that criticism is the best means to correct performance in learners.
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Source is Science Daily.