Thursday, December 30, 2010

Anatomy is destiny. Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain

Political opinions are considered choices, and in Western democracies the right to choose one's opinions -- freedom of conscience -- is considered sacrosanct.

But recent studies suggest that our brains and genes may be a major determining factor in the views we hold.

1 comment:

Todd said...

Thanks for sharing! This reminds me of Jonathan Haidt's TED talk on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives

fascinating stuff