Psychiatrist Gail Saltz explains why it’s so hard for the two groups to get along.
‘What’s really fascinating is that there have been a number of recent studies looking at brain structural differences between liberals and conservatives’ said Saltz.
‘And what’s been found in several studies is that liberals tend to have a larger anterior cingulate gyrus.
That is an area that is responsible for taking in new information and that impact of the new information on decision making or choices.
Conservatives tended on the whole to have a larger right amygdala.
Amygdala being a deeper brain structure that processes more emotional information—specifically fear-based information’ Saltz explained.
(ed:..whoar..!..so we really can’t blame them for their screwed-up/uncaring worldview..?
..it has its’ roots in amygdala-size and in an inability-to-process-new-information..laced with fear..?
who knew..?….the poor-luvvies..!
should we send condolence-cards to the likes of matthew hooton..?
..’sorry to hear about your ‘larger right amygdala’ issues’….?..
..and to urge him not to be so scared..?..especially of new information…?
(in fact hootons reactions to the lab/green (‘leen’?) mou has been a classic/textbook example of a larger right amygdala driving things along..)
..in fact – should we adopt the cultural/linguistic-shorthand of describing larger-amygdala/fear-based outbreaks in others as ‘the hooton-syndrome’..?…it’s quite catchy..eh..?..and will bring hm fame..of sorts..
..and the burning question of course is – can anything be done for them..?..
..hormone-treatments…?..a partial-lobotomy..?….targeting that pesky ‘larger right amygdala’…would that deliver us a caring/sharing hooton..?..demanding raises in the minimum-wage and a ubi for all..?
..could be worth a go..eh..?..it doesn’t sound like much fun for him..eh..?
..should we revive a telethon for them..?….tagline:..’rightwing-ratbags – help ease their pain!’..?
..what to do..?..)