Left Brain, Right Brain 2.0

A study in the journal Nature Neuroscience finds evidence of differences in the way information is processed in the brains of test subjects of liberal and conservative persusasion.

The authors made no explicit value judgements but nonetheless appeared to relish the notion that “liberals could be expected to more readily accept new social, scientific or religious ideas,” according to the story.

Lead author David Amodio “acknowledged that a meeting of the minds between conservatives and liberals looked difficult given the study results.” That’d be pretty difficult even without the study, I’d say!