What is motivation? The brain systems that govern motivation are built over time, starting in the earliest years of development. These intricate neural circuits and structures are shaped by interactions between the experiences we have and the genes we are born with, which together influence both how our motivation systems develop and how they function later in life.
Article Source: “Understanding Motivation: Building the Brain Architecture That Supports Learning, Health, and Community Participation,” Working Paper No. 14 from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.