Subcortical shortcuts face a speed Accuracy trade Off

When highly salient stimuli are deemed important to act on, they are usually sent to subcortical limbic structures before being sent to the neocortex, in an effort to gain speed. However, a shortcut to the subcortical means that processing accuracy is lower. Taking out a phone can be misinterpreted as a taking out a gun. The speed-accuracy trade-off of subcortical shortcuts often results in internal friction which is resolved later.

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