Thursday, January 06, 2011

Liberal Brains vs. Conservative Brains

A small study of University College London students found this interesting result:

"Self-proclaimed right-wingers had a more pronounced amygdala - a primitive part of the brain associated with emotion. ... However, those aligned to the left had thicker anterior cingulates - which is an area associated with anticipation and decision-making."


Brendan said...

Hooo, here it comes.

Bubba said...

Next thing you know, you will tell us about a study showing that black folks have lower I.Qs than white folks.
How was that Bendan?

Benjamin said...

The genetic sources of political attitudes and behavior is getting to be a popular specialized field in political science. A few recent examples: