Emotions as neurophysiological constructs - This post at Understanding Society is some tough sledding. But in the past I’ve found that book discussed here are far less dense than a short post.
So I’m reading How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
Just came across this line:
You might believe that your are a rational creature, weighing the pros and cons before deciding how to act, but the structure of your cortex makes this an implausible fiction.
The book is technical in a few places but analogies and example make it understandable.
Good read, how a person “state of mind” alters decision making.