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We decided on our emotions, do logic rules our emotion?


I read this article on emotion and decision making and how they are related few days back and this got me thinking.

As the article goes

“A few years ago, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio made a ground breaking discovery. He studied people with damage in the part of the brain where emotions are generated. He found that they seemed normal, except that they were not able to feel emotions. But they all had something peculiar in common: they couldn’t make decisions. They could describe what they should be doing in logical terms, yet they found it very difficult to make even simple decisions, such as what to eat. Many decisions have pros and cons on both sides—shall I have the chicken or the turkey? With no rational way to decide, these test subjects were unable to arrive at a decision.”
Emotion: Sorrow

It could be a good strategy to make something think with you in sync, make someone agree with you. Win your negotiation.

But then we would like to think that we are aware of our emotional state and can do the right thing for our self by deciding reasonably! But again we probably can never be happy unless we can help our emotional self-happy. I see it as a chicken and egg situation. At the end of the day isn’t it all about “whatever makes us happy”?

I always knew playing chess, how i fail to follow the math. There was always an emotional attachment. But maybe at one point one learns how to drive his emotion with logic and then decide. I would imagine our emotion is like a balance scale. Where we have logic and again some unknown factor? Emotion!.

Source:

http://bigthink.com/experts-corner/decisions-are-emotional-not-logical-the-neuroscience-behind-decision-making

tag: emotion, logic, negotiation, thinking, happy,

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4 thoughts on “We decided on our emotions, do logic rules our emotion?

  1. Great blog really informative. I am a follower now. Thank you for liking my blog judysp.wordpress.com I appreciate your support. cheers Judy 🙂

  2. I came to visit because you liked my blog, paralaxvu.wordpress.com, and I thank you for that. This post has me thinking, too…I have never been able to play chess. I hate math; it seems when anything with numbers is placed in front of me, my mind goes blank. I also hate confrontation, and I know this is because I get upset and am afraid someone won’t like me. There has to be a connection with all that!

    1. thanks for going though and following my blogs :-).
      problem with confrontation is you cant just confront and convince some one! it takes time…. people these days seems to have so little time and so much in hurry

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