Emotional pros and cons come from emotional centers in the midbrain that interact with a specific area in the frontal cortex. The basal ganglia (lower brain area) has some direct connections with verbal areas in the cortex but it has very rich connections to the gastrointestinal tract or gut. When making a decision, pay attention to your gut sense, then put it into words. Check your rational decision against your gut feelings. If it doesn't "feel right," you may want to reconsider. (Goleman, Daniel. The Brain and Emotional Intelleigence: New Insights. p 18-20. MA:More Than Sounds, 2011)