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E32: Reason and Less: Imperfections of Logical Thinking

We all like to think that we are capable of perfect reason and making decisions purely from a logical perspective. What many of us fail to recognize is that our reasoning is always linked to our physical feelings. If you ever wondered why judges are more likely to be lenient after lunch or why we may react differently to the same message delivered by people we feel differently about, listen to this episode, where  Trauma Report writer Jenna Zorik interviews the cognitive scientist, Professor Vinod Goel, about his new book, “Reason and Less: Pursuing Food, Sex, and Politics.” Tune in as Professor Goel discusses how our feelings and sensations affect our reasoning ranging from inability to control what we eat to refusing to get vaccinated. 

 

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