Thursday, January 6, 2011

Conservative brains are more fearful (video)

Brain's "Fear Center" Larger in Conservatives
Jackie Headapohl (AP, Jan. 4, 2011)
( A new study says that the brains of people who hold conservative views are structured differently than those who hold liberal views.

Perhaps political ideology is hard-wired into our brains. A study out of the University College London suggests that the brains of those who hold right-wing views are structured differently than their liberal colleagues.

Researchers studied the brains of 92 people and found that those who were conservative in their ideology has "larger amygdalas, almond shaped areas in the center of the brain often associated with anxiety and emotion, and smaller anterior cingulates, an area at the front of the brain associated with courage and looking on the bright side of life."

Because only adults were studied, it's unclear if the results of the brain differences were shaped by nature [genetics] or by a person's life experiences [nurture]. It

is possible that the differences are a result of physiology.

Last year, a study suggested that those people who hold liberal views have a "liberal gene" [a genetic explanation] -- a neurotransmitter responsible for an increased receptiveness to novel ideas -- that conservatives do not have.

Prof. Geraint Rees, who led the research on conservative brains, was quoted in Time as saying, "It is very surprising because it does suggest there is something about political attitude that is encoded in our brain structure through our experience or that there is something in our brain structure that determines or results in political attitude." More>>

Reptilians vote Republican
Wisdom Quarterly (COMMENTARY)
Conservative cowards? Right-wing whiners? Full of fear and hate, promoting xenophobia and war?

In Buddhism, "fear" (bhava) is a poison of the mind just like greed, hatred, and delusion. It is usually not mentioned separately because it is included as a kind of hatred (dosa, aversion). Where hate seeks to destroy what it is averse to, fear seeks to escape it.

The amygdala, located near the brainstem, is sometimes called the "reptilian brain." Reptilians in Buddhism are called Nagas (serpents, transformation beings, shapeshifters, dragons, snakes). They have genetically manipulated and mixed with humans from ancient times. Originally extraterrestrial, they now live in space (perhaps as Greys) as well as in subterranean caverns, DUMBS, and the sea.

DUMBS. and UFOs: Bill Hamilton on Dulce Base

For example, famous CNN footage showing that George Bush is a reptilian does not mean he is a snake in a zipper suit or a "demon." What it suggests is that he shares genes with these beings, which are used to "possess" and manipulate him so as to rule and meddle in human affairs remotely. They are draconian and some say they originated in the draco star system.
  • 2010's Top Cryptozoology "Monsters" (AOL)
    Looking back at 2010 in cryptozoology (the study of hidden or unknown creatures): Monsters lurk in our fears, imaginations, and in our lakes and forests. Sea serpents, tall hairy creatures, unicorns, blood-sucking doglike animals -- they've all been in the news this year. They're either real, mythical, or unknown beasts that share the world with humans.

Nagas mix with humans to create "hybrid" bloodlines with easier-to-possess individuals

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