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O cérebro dos políticos

Ricardo Lombardi

12 de setembro de 2007 | 06h17

Um amigo me mandou esta matéria publicada no Los Angeles Times (é grátis, mas pede cadastro). Achei a descoberta muito interessante e divido com os leitores deste blog. Transcrevo o título, o olho e o primeiro parágrado do texto original: “Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain – Even in humdrum nonpolitical decisions, liberals and conservatives literally think differently, researchers show. Exploring the neurobiology of politics, scientists have found that liberals tolerate ambiguity and conflict better than conservatives because of how their brains work. In a simple experiment reported today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, scientists at New York University and UCLA show that political orientation is related to differences in how the brain processes information. Previous psychological studies have found that conservatives tend to be more structured and persistent in their judgments whereas liberals are more open to new experiences. The latest study found those traits are not confined to political situations but also influence everyday decisions.”

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