Betrayed by fMRI! You actually like W…

A fun fMRI result (which should be taken with the usual caveats [PLoS Biology]) showing that Democrats and Republicans might actually like the other side’s candidate but that there are strong emotional responses in the brain that try to surpress this attraction. The tip-off: Anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex activation when viewing the opposing candidate — both areas are active during mental conflict (and, since this is fMRI, I should note that these areas most likely are active in many other situations, too).

Click here for the entire NYT article.

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