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Routaran
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Apr15-13, 04:03 PM
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I was reading this book as part of a work thing. There's a part of the first chapter that's describing the physiological response your body may have to a heated emotional discussion.
And that’s not all. Your brain then diverts blood from activities
it deems nonessential to high-priority tasks such as hitting
and running. Unfortunately, as the large muscles of the arms and
legs get more blood, the higher-level reasoning sections of your
brain get less. As a result, you end up facing challenging conversations
with the same intellectual equipment available to a rhesus
monkey.
That sounded just completely unreasonable to me. Yes we're pumped full of adrenaline but this sounds like hyperbole. Does this actually happen? Whenever I find myself in a very heated debate, I find I think clearly and am more sharp in my responses. Does this really happen?
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Apr26-13, 10:09 AM
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I don't know, but I do know it's a business skills book, not a medical book. I'd be skeptical of any medical claims in such a publication.
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Apr26-13, 10:54 AM
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Makes me think about Robin Williams quote: God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.


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