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The neurobiology behind our place on the conservative-liberal spectrum

March 20, 2017

The neurobiology behind our place on the conservative-liberal spectrum

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Americans seem more polarized than ever when it comes to their political beliefs, a division brought into sharp relief during the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath. That worries Dr. Mario Mendez, a professor in residence of neurology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA; the level of discord in Congress remains the most contentious […]

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Tags: anterior cingulate cortex, cognitive processes, conservative views, conservative-liberal spectrum, dementia, Dr. Mario Mendez, evolutionary and genetic information, extreme political ideology, frontal lobe, impulse control, neuroimaging and brain disease, neurology