Monday, August 23, 2004

The Party of Active Amygdalas

Ben Casnocha points out a fascinating article by Steven Johnson on the differences between Democrat and Republican brains (insert your favorite political joke here).

It turns out that Democrats tend to have more active amygdalas, and thus experience stronger emotional responses. Of course, as Johnson points out, a lack of emotion can be just as big a barrier to decision-making as an excess of it.


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