Sunday, September 09, 2007

Neurobiology of Politics

A new study finds that a person's political orientation is related to differences in how the brain processes information. Liberals tolerate ambiguity and conflict better than conservatives and therefore are more open to new ideas.

"...the results provided an elegant demonstration that individual differences on a conservative-liberal dimension are strongly related to brain activity." -- Frank J. Sulloway, UC Berkeley's Institute of Personality and Social Research


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