The good and the not so good
If certain social situations are easily identifiable as good or not, some are less obvious. For example, if a comment is made with cynicism, it can be hard to interpret the nature of the comment. As well, the tone of voice can change the intention of the words that are pronounced.
Recently (2016), researchers found tow areas of the brain responsible for the identification or what’s good and what’s not so good, when the situation is ambiguous.
The inferior parietal lobule (a part of the parietal lobe) has been identified for the identification of negative situations while the superior sulcus of the temporal lobe has been identified for recognition of positive events.
As well, we recognize that these two areas of the brain speak to each other in order to coordinate the final response to an event.
Upon realizing that the parietal lobe is, amongst other things, the area for integration of incoming stimuli (skin, muscles), is it possible that an imbalance in how feet tough the ground, for example, would be associated with a deficit in how this area works as a whole?
And if such was the case, this could mean that our foot stance, our posture, affects our capacity to judge situations in our everyday lives…
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