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Our Models (Easily) go Haywire When our Chemistry Rages.

Decisions we think daft in the cold light of day make perfect sense when we’re sexually aroused or angry.

The same is true when we become fixated on achieving a goal we associate with some basic emotion. The amygdala (reptile brain) is not a friend of rational thought.

Big decisions are like operating heavy equipment: it’s not wise if you’re impaired.

Strong emotions impair logical thought.