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Part I: Opening Your Mind to Clear Thinking > Combining Reasoning and Emotion

Chapter 5. Combining Reasoning and Emotion

A common misconception holds that clear thinking cannot take place in the presence of emotion. But research now indicates that both cognitive reasoning and emotional involvement are essential for purposeful, effective, and satisfying engagement in life and work.

As neurologist Antonio Damasio concluded: “Certain aspects of emotion and feeling are indispensable for rationality. Feelings point us in the right direction, take us to the appropriate place in decision-making, where we may put the instruments of logic to good use. The emotional brain is as involved in reasoning as is the cognitive brain.” He goes on to say: “Reduction in emotion is at least as prejudicial to rationality as excessive emotion.”


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