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Unread November 19th, 2007, 05:56 PM
James Brody James Brody is offline
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Talking Liberal-Conservative Wiring

Journal Watch captures what's hot in psychiatric research. Unfortunately, the following clip requires a subscription. Fortunately, the orginal article is in Nature Neuroscience. Just as average men and women differ by genes (NY Times, sometime a year ago), they also differ according to an "error-related negativity" in their frontal cingulate cortex. Briefly, liberals tended to be more accurate on a go/no-go task. The reviewer, Jonathan Silver, noted that the subjects were all recruited from the NYU and UCLA, and none of them rated himself as "highly conservative." (But that shouldn't matter to a UK publication, especially a scientific one!)

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Amodio DM et al. Neurocognitive correlates of liberalism and conservatism. Nat Neurosci 2007 Oct; 10:1246.
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