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Sharing a political ideology predicts more similar brain activity

Over the past 30 years, the ideological divide has grown wider, and negative feelings between ideologues have strengthened. Despite this pressing issue we do not have a good understanding of the neurobiology of political polarization. Given prior research showing that holding different beliefs can lead... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 1, 2023
Brain activity of conservatives and liberals diverge while watching the news

People with different political beliefs are often said to ‘see’ different realities. For example, in the United States, conservatives and liberals are sharply divided about the threat of COVID-19 and the extent to which the pandemic is under control. Why are there such stark differences... click to read more

  • Yuan Chang Leong | Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 5, 2022