Indeed, science may be encroaching on territory typically governed by folks who prefer suits and ties to lab coats. "Neuropolitics" researcher Darren Schreiber argues that lab science trumps polling when it comes to understanding partisan politics.
Even more startlingly, the researchers assert that being a Republican or Democrat actually changes your brain structure. "Engaging in a partisan environment may alter the brain," Schreiber claims - so be warned, Politix addicts.
He explains, "although genetics have been shown to contribute to differences in political ideology and strength of party politics, the portion of variation in political affiliation explained by activity in the amygdala and insula is significantly larger, suggesting that affiliating with a political party and engaging in a partisan environment may alter the brain, above and beyond the effect of heredity."Via Eurekalert!.
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