Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Liberal and Conservative Brain Differences

I found this article on brain analysis between liberals and conservatives very enlightening. Apparently the brains of left-wingers are wired to accept ambiguity and new ideas more readily than those of conservatives. I consider myself mostly libertarian (perhaps the most stubborn political group of them all!) but can definitely see some of these patterns in many die-hard conservatives that I know. It's hard to be objective or intellectually-honest when being stubborn and unchanging, even in the face of overwhelming evidence, is considered a virtue by the right-wing political machine. This article only reinforces my observations from listening to the likes Sean Hannity.

Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain

This explains a lot. Though not particular to conservatives this mindset is only rewarded by conservatives.

Image of brain from Corcoran Laboratories Web Site

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