automatic emotional responses

what a coincidence! medline today reports a study that goes quite well with what we discussed yesterday:

Irrational behaviour arises as a consequence of emotional reactions evoked when faced with difficult decisions, according to new research at UCL (University College of London) … The UCL study suggests that rational behaviour may stem from an ability to override automatic emotional responses, rather than an absence of emotion per se.

this is similar to what i proposed yesterday, where i suggested that in our initial gut reaction, we may very well be heavily influenced or even manipulated by others – but (rational?) awareness and intention can help us choose a direction that works best for us.

isabella mori
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