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September 5, 2012

Conservative and Liberal Brains Are Just Different

Researchers found that liberals and conservatives have different brain structures, different physiological responses to stimuli, and activate different neural mechanisms when confronted with similar situations, according to 13 peer-reviewed scientific studies summarized by ProCon.org.

Some reported differences studies named included the following: conservatives spend more time looking at unpleasant images and liberals spend more time looking at pleasant images; conservatives have stronger motivations than liberals to preserve purity and cleanliness; and liberals have more tolerance to uncertainty while conservatives have more sensitivity to fear.

To read the ProCon.org article, click here.

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