Political Views Reflected in Brain Structure

Amid the looming prospect of a government shutdown, the clock is ticking for Democrats and Republicans to strike a deal. But new research suggests brain differences might make it hard for the parties to see eye to eye. Using MRI scans, scientists at University College London found structural differences in the brains of people with liberal and conservative political views. The study was published today in Current Biology. "Previously, some psychological traits were known to be predictive of an...Full Story
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