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How Your Emotions Decide Your Fate

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Emotions exist for a reason. You might think of a perfectly rational decision maker as an emotionless, intelligent robot. But emotions help us make crucial decisions quickly. When you hear a deep growl coming from the bushes next to you, your best bet is to jump and start running. If you stop to calculate risks, probabilities, and payoff matrices for the various actions you could take, rather like a robot might do, you could be…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com

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