I am going to give you tasks that require your attention, memory, concentration and creativity. For example, I am going to give you a puzzle to assemble while throwing tennis balls at a target.
Now, I am going to run three different rounds in a vacuum. In other words, pretend each round is given as if you have no previous knowledge of the exercise. In round 1, I will give you $200 if you perform well. In round 2, I will give you $2,000 if you perform well. In round 3, I will give you $20,000 if you perform well.
In which round will you perform the best?
Most people would say round 3. After all, higher rewards usually drive better results, right? That is the typical line of thinking
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