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ToddStark April 7th, 2011 09:46 PM

Political differences reflected in brain structure
 
I learned about this possibility first from Jim Brody. Ryota Kanai backs him up.

"Previously, some psychological traits were known to be predictive of an individual's political orientation," said Ryota Kanai of the University College London. "Our study now links such personality traits with specific brain structure."

"Individuals who call themselves liberal tend to have larger anterior cingulate cortexes, while those who call themselves conservative have larger amygdalas. Based on what is known about the functions of those two brain regions, the structural differences are consistent with reports showing a greater ability of liberals to cope with conflicting information and a greater ability of conservatives to recognize a threat, the researchers say."


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0407121337.htm


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