When we have an emotional response to a circumstance and we “react” in a negative way we are simply being human. Our bodies are designed in a way that generate responses. If we experience something we categorize as a threat our amygdala and the prefrontal cortex have a reaction which inhibits our ability to think and discern clearly. This is also known as cortical inhibition. Which explains why we do things such as forget important information when we “freak out” in front of a test or when speaking in public or say something we didn’t really mean when we are mad. Once we are able to “calm down” we suddenly have access to that information again or know that we could have handled things in a healthier way.