Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Why I Skip High-Emotion Political Discussions


I love that this issue is getting press. A while ago, I read a book on the new brain science (fMRIs, etc.) and was struck by a study that showed that when arguing politics, people's emotional centers lit up, but NOT their logical centers.

I can see the "plug ears and chant na na na na" dynamic in many areas of life. Kinda no wonder that there are zillions of books on mindfulness. It's nowhere near automatic.

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