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Related: From The Case of the Bonsai Manager : Lessons for Managers on Intuition:
.."the 'cabbage', or neo-cortex...is present in a rudimentary form in mammals. In humans, it is uniquely well-developed, that is, the 'cabbage' is large, complex and nuanced. Though early mammals possessed this part of the brain, it is far more important to human functioning."
The neo-cortex or the "cabbage part of the brain is the repository of complex emotions. For example, it can hold multiple and opposite emotions simultaneously. This is why you can hate someone's guts, yet appear polite and loving towards him. An animal cannot do that. It either loves you or hates you. Dogs are loved because they cannot feel one way and behave another way towards you; they always appear faithful in exactly the same way. Not true with human beings! In this respect, dogs are better off without a frontal cortex or a huge neo-cortex."