(Mlive.com) 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.
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.
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>>
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