Relationships between emotion and rationality

The judge asked the medical examiner whether he thought the photos would add anything to his testimony. Perhaps one might argue that A. A large body of research in neuroscience and psychology has shown that emotions are not the enemy of reason, but rather are a crucial part of it.

Emotions inform us about the state of the world- that it is dangerous, enviable, disgusting and so on. In the paper, legal scholars Susan Bandes and Jessica Salerno acknowledge that certain emotions — such as anger — can lead to prejudiced decisions and a feeling of certainty about them.

We use reason, based in emotional instinct, to fundamentally overcome these instincts at least some of them.

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In which case, I think what makes us do things is whether or not want to do things. This allows the emotions to massively expand their capacity to track the things the individual cares about, to check whether the initial emotional representation is accurate, to infer consequences, and have further emotions towards those consequences.

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Instead they saw a 7-pound baby girl, floating face down. Especially the actions in consequence of jealousy are in several situations hard to comprehend for an external observer.

Do three-dimensional animations of the crime scene now somewhat common in trials lead to bias by allowing jurors to picture themselves as the victim?

How does emotion affect reasoning

The rule takes as a given that emotions interfere with rational decision-making. She moved into her bathroom and stayed there until morning. In my book I argue that the motivational juice driving all cognition is drawn from our underlying homeostatic regulation systems. And this reason was probably the gut instinct not to jump. Reason allows us to do so. But is that necessarily a bad thing? In a similar experiment, another research group tried to make some mock jurors feel sadness by telling them about trauma experienced by both the victim and the defendant. I want a drink of water, because I am thirsty, so I drink some water. Aristotle by contrast calls for the rationality of emotions[3].

The choice of the action under several possibilities to react is influenced by the reason of Person A, but the impulse to act comes from the grief.

Consider those gruesome baby photos from the Collins case. Taking grief as an example. Sadness, for example, has been linked to more careful decision-making and less confidence about them.

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Emotion Is Not the Enemy of Reason