You’re an opportunist. As you’re passing by a house, you notice an unlocked window. A moment later you’ve slipped through it and are now in an environment you know nothing about. If you’ve never done this before this is what happens next:
Inside your head risk is suddenly magnified. Every unfamiliar sound becomes a
signal of potential threat. The elevated activity inside your brain battles with
the elevated physiological responses of your body. Both suddenly need extra
Motorneural efficiency and cognitive functions become impaired. Decision-making becomes compromised. Suffice to say this is a scenario where doing something stupid and getting caught is more likely than not. So are the chances of getting away with less than you should, if you happen not to get caught. The reason for this lies in the way the brain makes expert decisions.