Whether you quit or persevere eepends on your perception of control; What makes us try again

It’s not the circumstances that cause us to act a certain way, it's how we choose to react that defines us. One person’s reaction to bad news may make them work harder while another person may quit or give up, and researchers have found it all depends on how much control we feel we have over the situation. The findings, which were published in the journal Neuron, detail how researchers examined the brain’s activity in different situations.