So at that point, I told my primitive brain, see, you were wrong, here's the data. And my primitive brain thought for a second......., and said, "Ya......, Okay..., you're right, I guess..., ah, ya, what was I thinkin'?" Well, what I was thinking at that point was the evolutionary more primitive part of my brain (Austrolopithecus or Homo habilis maybe?) dominating my thought, instinctively screaming at me saying no no no, she didn't change direction, what are you, an idiot! Then the more recently developed neocortex (Homo Sapiens) kicked in and questioned the more primitive thought process, and the neocortex (root meaning "new brain") was able to provide the data, what I wrote down, as evidence that my primitive brain thought processes were wrong, and my primitive brain had to admit that it was wrong. And I'll tell you, it was none too pleased to have to do that. Note that our perceptions and gut reactions, and emotions that go with those perceptions, are not always correct.
So the next time you're in a political face to face discussion that gets all hot and bothered and your brain is screaming at you that what the other person is saying is totally ridiculous, note that this is the primitive brain kicking into overdrive and dominating your thought process. So instead of having a shouting match which is completely useless, try and get your neocortex involved, listen, take mental notes, calm down, gather evidence in your head, and respond in a rational low key manner. This will do one of two things to the person with which you are having a discussion: they will calm down a bit too, start to digest your information, and the discussion will continue in a more civil manner, each exchanging and digesting the others viewpoints, or they'll get even more pissed off and start screaming even louder and making all kinds of nasty gestures and facial expressions, at which point it's useless to continue the argument, they aren't listening, the primitive brain is dominating, so think of some polite exit strategy or change the subject of discussion, and move on.
Want to really question your perception? Put a mirror next to the spinning dancer so you can see two of them, and at times they will both be spinning in the same direction, which is a scientific (physics) impossibility. Always question your perception. For more detailed discussion on the spinning dancer and brain function, check out the spinning dancer at wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_Dancer