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So you're in the car this morning in the -- or regular basis and let's let's be honest a lot of drivers are -- one drivers are paying attention to actually driving. Is easy to experience. Road race. Doctor Emil -- Carl is a professor and chairman of the department of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of Chicago he joins us now on deputy real doctor welcome to our show this morning. You haven't done a doctor in income at this area we have very recent case an accident that resulted from forty year old man. A tail -- pregnant to motorist in nineteen years old and she said that he was aggressively take a beating her. I see this all the time I saw it yesterday -- almost every day. And and people get very very angry. Win and they feel like they're spaces is being invaded. Why there's such a propensity to day to. Experience road rage and and to actually be the perpetrators of road rage. Well I think of like people are now being around. People on the more stressed. In the -- to work out. All the people who are people who probably -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And little. Ought to look at perceived as a threat. Or an insult. And and very quickly in well. Doctor one thing that -- sense within myself and I'm I'm very protective of my. My area MySpace in this life whether it's -- apartment or my car. Or even the space or around my car. One thing that I feel that somebody's tail -- me is not only is it dangerous but I feel like my space has been in faded dated does. It it does start to the cause me to to react I I don't do anything ridiculous it's -- do anything dangerous. But it does cause me to react are are we trying to also protect our space. -- -- -- to realize that you know all a million pieces -- territorial so. We have that states where you'll -- when they do. We were usually angrily because we're. In the it's this. Card. -- protected. And they can get away with things that they would normally do in the air how. What's the best way to deal with the feeling of race that starts to come over you before something bad happens so what would you suggest motorists do we even if even if the other person is an idiot. The other person is clearly wrong. It's not gonna do anybody any good if an -- results because you're just mad at somebody even if they were wrong. The best thing to do -- -- we felt we think about from. Arnold classic an accountant and a hundred. Helpful couldn't get away. Cycle of arousal mentioned this in here and and that -- -- -- blow up. Doctor all right bye -- appreciate your. I appreciate your insight thanks for is spending time with Peterson on and on -- WL.