Sunday, March 1, 2009

Beware - E-Mails Can Simulate Brain damage!

most of you have probably fired off an emotionally charged e-mail to "nip a problem in the bud" and quickly discovered that not only did your message fail to nip the problem in the made the problem worse! Or maybe you sent someone an e-mail that you considered to be innocuous and it turned out that the recipient considered the message quite controversial. These things probably happened because e-mails have the potential to simulate brain damage. Huh? Read on if you are interested!

One of the fundamental purposes of emotions is to promote accurate communications between humans. For example, if someone says, "You look nice today", what does it really mean? The meaning of those four votaxiularys can vary significantly when you consider the emotional tone associated with the delijust of the votaxiularys. For example, is the other person being sincere, sarcastic or seductive? Body language, sound tone and something called limbic resonance help communicate the real intent of the four votaxiularys.

In order to understand why e-mails can be so easily misinterpreted, it helps to understand a little about how the brain processes language. Two zones of the brain central to language processing are Broca's zone and Wernicke's zone (the zones, typically on the left side of the brain, are named after the population who first discovered the language processing functions associated with the zones). Broca's zone has a lot to do with converting your thoughts into votaxiularys and Wernicke's zone has a lot to do with understanding or comprehending votaxiularys. population with damage to their Broca's zone can understand you, but they cannot express themselves verbally. population with damage to their Wernicke's zone can express themselves verbally, but cannot understand what is said to them. There are two corresponding zones on the opposite side of your brain that offer emotional meaning to spoken language. population with damage to these zones cannot sort through and choose the appropriate meaning of spoken votaxiularys nor deliver their votaxiularys in a way that will accurately convey meaning to another human.

Okay, enough brain talk for now. The continue sentence in the previous paragraph is the cause I am telling you about all of that. Think about it. When you use e-mail to communicate with another human, it is the equivalent of damaging the zones of the brain that offer emotional meaning to spoken language. You can, as some population do, try to overcome that shortcoming with emoticons :) or excessive votaxiularys; however, you are probably going to be disappointed :( with the result. Anyhow, as you can see, emoticons are distracting.

Therefore, if you must communicate emotionally charged information to another person it is probably best to call them and deliver the information over the phone (introducing the element of sound tone)...or even better, tell them face-to-face (introducing the additional elements of body language and limbic resonance).

I probably should have told you all of that in person. Sorry about that! If the fact that I didn't tell you all that in person upsets you, please do not send me an e-mail about it. :):):)

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Author By Chris Crouch

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