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    AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    WASHINGTON — Everyone knows that liberals and conservatives butt heads when it comes to world views, but scientists have now shown that their brains are actually built differently.

    Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear, said the study on Thursday in Current Biology.

    "We found that greater liberalism was associated with increased gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex, whereas greater conservatism was associated with increased volume of the right amygdala," the study said.

    Other research has shown greater brain activity in those areas, according to which political views a person holds, but this is the first study to show a physical difference in size in the same regions.
    Curious.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    That really is freaking weird. Of course, one might ask the chicken/egg question here. Do our political views shape our brains or do our brains shape our political views?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    Id go for the chicken with political views shaping brains over time, probably a cultural thing. Dunno really.

    But hey... fear.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    But it's British definitions of liberal and conservative...
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    But it's British definitions of liberal and conservative...
    Good point. Most everyone in the US is either right-wing or far-right-wing by their standards.

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    Hey wait this actually makes sense.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    Damn I wonder what the American brains are like, then.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Damn I wonder what the American brains are like, then.
    full of bigger boobies, explodier explosions, and rock music
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    full of bigger boobies, explodier explosions, and rock music
    Plus we have real football, not that pansy ass futbol they have there.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Plus we have real football, not that pansy ass futbol they have there.
    You do realize that the NFL is on strike and so britian is the only country with football at the moment.

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    Re: AFP: Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    You do realize that the NFL is on strike and so britian is the only country with football at the moment.
    We have college football. Plus if needed there is the Canadian league...

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