Tribalism is a double-edged sword

Reason is at the mercy of anger, but the same neurological responses that are helping to divide society could unite us

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Mar 29, 2017 · 8 min read

From a biological perspective, the peril that we face is daunting because the success and survival of any species are at risk when its environment changes faster than genetics

There is much more to decision-making than conscious deliberation

Preconscious processing

Rage and reason are different brain functions. Emotion and cognition are carried out in different brain circuits

To be part of a group is a fundamental human need

Reason or rationalisation?


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The award-winning RSA Journal is a quarterly publication for our Fellows, featuring the latest cutting-edge ideas from international writers alongside RSA news. A selection of articles have been reproduced here.