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Neuroscience Reveals Brain Differences Between Republicans and Democrats (Barf Alert)
Science Daily ^ | Novembr 1, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 11/01/2012 10:32:37 AM PDT by lbryce

Full Title:This Is Your Brain On Politics: Neuroscience Reveals Brain Differences Between Republicans and Democrats

ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2012) — New research from the University of South Carolina provides fresh evidence that choosing a candidate may depend largely on our biological make-up. That's because the brains of self-identified Democrats and Republicans are hard-wired differently and may be naturally inclined to hold varying, if not opposing, perceptions and values. This study showed a strong link with broad social connectedness with Democrats, and a strong link with tight social connectedness with Republicans.

With the U.S. presidential election just days away, new research from the University of South Carolina provides fresh evidence that choosing a candidate may depend more on our biological make-up than a careful analysis of issues.

That's because the brains of self-identified Democrats and Republicans are hard-wired differently and may be naturally inclined to hold varying, if not opposing, perceptions and values. The USC study, which analyzed MRI scans of 24 USC students, builds on existing research in the emerging field of political neuroscience.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: academicbias; junkscience; neurology; propaganda; pseudoscience
That the brains of Democrats are different than the rest of humanity is hardly news. It's quite obvious that what is inside their skulls, call it "brains" if you'd like, is a wholly other sort of operation system for left-wing, liberal mindset. A pathologically skewed brain is still, I think, called brain.

Democrats tend to be more global and Republicans more America-centric but it actually runs counter to other recent research indicating Democrats enjoyed a virtual biological lock on caring for others.

That Democrats have an innate proclivity on caring for others is one the most egregious canards of all time. Causes of behavioral manifestations are the result of various, disparate, unrelated characteristics, biological,social, environmental easily misinterpreted.

For example, someone who appears as shy, labeled, left as such, could very well be the victim of, say, Autism.

So is the myth of people who are consider themselves left-wing, liberal Democrats. What is universally accepted as unassailable that Democrats enjoy a virtual biological lock on caring for others, a manifestation as easily misinterpreted, misguided, given credence to, as behavior, the effects of Autism has been, is mistakenly attributable to simple shyness. Dig deeper into the mechanistic underpinnings as to why Democrats, left-wing liberals, "care" for others so much and you get a much uglier, sinister grasp for behavior that is pathological in its motivation to "help" others. Megalomania, Sociopath, narcissism, egocentricism, mania, low-self esteem, poor self image, schizophrenia, personality disorder, the need for deification, underpinnings for psychiatric conditions such as "Messiah Complex", the helping, caring of others of which ultimately serves no one greater than the interest, of the left-wing, liberal, Democrat self, ego.

Understanding the mechanistic underpinnings for left-wing, liberal behavior and you begin the pathology of the demented mind of the left wing liberal mindset and you begin to unravel why Democrats favor budget deficits,overwhelming emphasis on ever increasing social programs, the bigger the better, more people, more money, the more to satisfy, massage the wholly dysfunctional ego, self, skewed self-image of its victims as demonstrated by the country's chief sociopath teling sixty minutes he sees himself as the fourth greatest president in American history. Enough said.

So, please spare me the bullsh*t philanthropic altruism about left-wing liberal's lock on what has nothing to do with helping others.

1 posted on 11/01/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce
Conservatives are the way GOD made us... dims are ALL insane... liberalism is and has always been a mental disease and today’s dims are 100% brain-dead.

LLS

2 posted on 11/01/2012 10:38:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: lbryce

So, blacks vote Democrat because their brains are different?

Sounds pretty RAAAAAACIST to me!


3 posted on 11/01/2012 10:38:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lbryce

What kind of brains then do liberals who become conservative or vice-versa have?

What a load these “studies” are.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 10:39:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: lbryce

Herd wired vs brainwashed.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: onedoug
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6 posted on 11/01/2012 10:44:53 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: lbryce

More of the same old tired meme...

Republicans have Reptile brains
Democrats have Evolved brains

Republicans operate out of fear
Dims operate out of reason

It has been a very old and very tired meme that has been dumped on the media every now and then since the carter years maybe before that...


7 posted on 11/01/2012 10:45:01 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: lbryce

Liberals may say they care and they might cry over a middle school picture of a 17 year old thug that gets killed but every study out there shows conservatives give more to charity than libs.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 10:47:44 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: lbryce
There is a difference between a Republican brain and a Democrat brain.

A Republican has a brain.

9 posted on 11/01/2012 10:48:06 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: lbryce

WHat i take from this article is simply that dens (or libs if you prefer) are shallow......they care about those things which require nothing of them...those things which are ill defined and far away. Conservatives on the other hand care about the things that have the most value in life (family country etc)...those things nearest and dearest to the HUMAN heart ....hence conservatives have depth.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 10:48:08 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Buckeye McFrog

So, blacks vote Democrat because their brains are different?

Sounds pretty RAAAAAACIST to me!

Democrat Progressives were the creators of the whole idea of Eugenics that was used by many Tyrants in the last century to dehumanize their opponents.

Eugenicist Control Freaks pretty much sums up the Big State Nanny state Neo-Liberals.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 10:48:26 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: lbryce

Yes. Republicans have one, and Democrats don’t.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 10:49:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: lbryce
Neuroscience Reveals Brain Differences Between Republicans and Democrats

It's true. There is a difference. Republicans have brains...

13 posted on 11/01/2012 10:49:58 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: lbryce

Bogus study. If it were real, it would show that Republican voters HAVE brains and Dem voter don’t.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 11:00:06 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: lbryce

Dems = _________________________

Reps = /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/


15 posted on 11/01/2012 11:03:19 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: lbryce

Are they openly advocating euthanizing Republicans..Christians..Conservatives..Rich Capitalist..Nascar fans...due to their defective thinking,yet?


16 posted on 11/01/2012 11:03:26 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: lbryce

When you get to be the writer of history, that history will reflect your wishes and perceptions.

When you can claim to be a “researcher”, you can claim as fact, that which is not based on any kind of reality, but, those around you who think and feel like you, will feel validated and good about themselves.

This is a self-serving bunch of tripe, likely written by someone who needed to feel better about himself and his low self-esteem.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 11:08:47 AM PDT by adorno
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To: Leep

They could call it Global Cleansing?
It will peer Reviewed by government funded Scientist. Therefore it is “fact” that right-wingerism is defective thinking.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 11:11:11 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: lbryce

Yeah, people who are capable of critical thinking are conservatives.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 11:11:34 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: onedoug
What kind of brains then do liberals who become conservative or vice-versa have?

Bang! Boom! Pow! You hit the nail on the proverbial obvious head. How else can you explain a biological family having different political persuasions?

Political beliefs are the result of one's STATE-OF-MIND! The traditional route of political metamorphosis is to go from the Democrat ledger to the Republican one.

No one chastises a child for seeing the way the world can be cruel and wishing that "something should be done." Compassion is a vital part of a civilized society. Eventually though, including many on this board, after years of not only hearing "what should be done" via school, family members, Dem politicians, there is that tipping point where one reviews all the solutions that have been put into action and realizing that not only is the original problem worse but the solution has introduced new problems to "fix." Not to mention the complete perversion of the golden standard of equal rights vs. the lead standard of equal results. You can't award a group right (gender, race, ethnicity, income, etc.) without taking away someone's corresponding individual right. Once a Democrat has that realization they are are off to the conservative races.

The bottom line is to believe this study is to ignore the sane and perfectly healthy conversion of millions of former Donkeys into Elephants.

PS: I speak out of experience.

20 posted on 11/01/2012 11:22:35 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Middle East Islamic Democracy: "One Man, One Vote, One Time")
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To: Leep
Just trying to balance things out since the broadly socially minded liberals abort their offspring. This is why I don't mind abortion - the "right" people don't do it.

I miss science that wasn't funded by government and actually produced stuff we could use (electricity, nuclear power, medicine, spaceflight etc.).

21 posted on 11/01/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: lbryce
Conservatives “add negative numbers”. That is why we have a grasp of economics, engineering, and hard sciences.

Liberals can not add negative numbers, but they know how to “take away from” another number. That is why they have a grasp of socialism,communism,and other make-believe sciences.
Liberals are pretty good with “gozintas” too. Such as 3 gozinta 9 three times. Or Tommy's Daddy gozinta Tommy's other Daddy every night.

22 posted on 11/01/2012 11:33:41 AM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: lbryce
You can turn any Republican into a Democrat by removing the brain and replacing it with a calves liver.
23 posted on 11/01/2012 11:41:39 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: lbryce

Dems have brains?

Who woulda thunk it.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 11:42:58 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: lbryce

All sane people start out with an empty glass.

It’s just what Leftists have decided to fill it with that causes an area of concern.

Different brains? LMAO, no quicker way to make your opinions irrelevant...

One need only think of the people who used to be Democrats, and are now Republicans, to understand the brain is not the problem. The personal choice is.

Does this looney writer think they swap out brains when changing parties?

Science Daily? Are you sure this wasn’t Psychiatric Daily?


25 posted on 11/01/2012 11:54:30 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: lbryce

26 posted on 11/01/2012 12:25:33 PM PDT by SC DOC
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To: GraceG

When I was a young skull full o’ mush my mother made me read a book about the Eugenics Movement (she was very involved in Pro Life causes)

One of these books opened with a long historical speech on the subject. It invited you to guess whether it was the work of Hitler or Teddy Roosevelt. Then it invited you to turn the page for the answer.

It wasn’t Hitler.

Was a real eye opener as virtually none of this was taught in my history classes at school.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 12:32:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lbryce
he results found more neural activity in areas believed to be linked with broad social connectedness in Democrats (friends, the world at-large)

No wonder Dums like the United Nations so much and hate America.

28 posted on 11/01/2012 1:31:34 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The euthanasia the Nazis implemented on the mentally ill, genetically flawed at the time was an ideology, practice taken from American doctor, geneticist pioneers in the field in the 1920’s.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 7:55:44 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
It's an accessory.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 2:40:44 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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