Why accepting “unfair” judgement is very stressful to the brain


David Rock in his book “Your Brain At Work” makes a mention of the fact that human brain emits negative responses when subjected to “unfairness“.

Especially noteworthy are those situations wherein we accept “Unfair” judgments since during this time our natural negative emotional arousal of the limbic brain(conveyed via insula) would be overriden by the rational behavior of the ventro-lateral prefrontal cortex(VLPFC).

This is not only very energy intensive but due to the expenditure of energy , results in being very stressful and the release of  the stress chemical i.e. “cortisol“.

Hence we should avoid all such situations….

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