10/09/2007

Political orientation related to how the brain processes information

Political orientation related to how the brain processes information

 

Researchers show liberals and conservatives literally think differently.

 

In a simple experiment reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, scientists at New York University and UCLA show that political orientation is related to differences in how the brain processes information.

 

Exploring the neurobiology of politics, scientists have found that liberals tolerate ambiguity and conflict better than conservatives because of how their brains work.

 

 

Via Mark Thoma at Economist's View