Skip to comments.Rigging a study to make conservatives look stupid.
Posted on 09/14/2007 1:29:14 PM PDT by neverdem
Are liberals smarter than conservatives?
It looks that way, according to a study published this week in Nature Neuroscience. In a rapid response testyou press a button if you're given one signal, but not if you're given a different signalthe authors found that conservatives were "more likely to make errors of commission," whereas "stronger liberalism was correlated with greater accuracy." They concluded that "a more conservative orientation is related to greater persistence in a habitual response pattern, despite signals that this response pattern should change."
Does this mean liberal brains are fitter? Apparently. "Liberals are more responsive to informational complexity, ambiguity and novelty," the authors wrote. New York University, which helped fund the study, concluded, "Liberals are more likely than are conservatives to respond to cues signaling the need to change habitual responses." The study's lead author, NYU professor David Amodio, told London's Daily Telegraph that "liberals tended to be more sensitive and responsive to information that might conflict with their habitual way of thinking."
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That's the abstract which is linked in the second sentence of the article at the source. You can't make this stuff up.
If they did the same experiment with blacks and whites, the libs would go bezerk.
Summary: Liberals have no attention span.
I wonder how they know who’s conservative and who’s liberal?
So if you are wishy-washy that somehow means you are more intelligent????? What a load of crap.
I read this and scoffed.
Liberals continued to be stimulated on a mindless exercise while conservatives tuned out faster.
Give a baby a rattle and it will entertain for hours.
(See? I can make specious claims based on these results, too!)
Garbage in, garbage out!
Liberals were all driving hybrid cars with bumper stickers on the back.
Read Saletan’s article if you haven’t. Is he Slate’s token conservative? I don’t read Slate much.
So they pitted an 84 year old Republican against a 18 year old college student?
All I know is that our spelling, punctuation, and grammar beats the norm found at DU!
I read somewhere else the sample size was seven. That’s not enough people to draw a conclusion from either.
Oh my god - if the sample size was seven... well... I’d crap myself over the foolishness of all the libs latching on to an obviously flawed study.
I also like that they used the letter “W”. We all know that libs have a HUGE reaction to that letter nowadays... ;-)
This study appears to be a case in point.
a nice way of saying they are brain damaged?
Translation: liberals are more "flighty."
If liberals are so smart...why are they liberals?
Put enough bumper stickers on it, and the deputies mightn't notice that your tag has expired.
ERPs are interesting, but they can analyze the CNS all they want and won't discover memory, which is what Conservatives use so they don't have to make so many mistakes and have to alter habits all the time just to survive.
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