Mar 10 2013

Can Brain Imaging Predict Political Persausions?

Published by at 12:36 pm under Counseling & Psychotherapy

Yes. Scientists at the University College London devised a research study which provided evidence that the development of certain parts of the brain can predict whether a person has more left or right leaning political views.

Specifically, they found that in people with more a developed anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) were more left leaning, while those with a more developed amygdala were more right leaning.

The ACC is associated with detecting error and resolving data conflicts. The amygdala is the part of the brain involved with the fight or flight response and general emotional reactivity.

Read more details about the study here.

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