Conservatives vs. Liberals – It’s All In Your Head

This is an interesting article on some differences in the physical brains of conservatives vs. liberals. According to this research, conservatives have larger amygdalas while liberals have a larger anterior cingulate. So what’s it mean? It means conservatives are better able to perceive a threat while liberals are better at making sense of conflicting information. Sounds like we could work well together if we were so inclined. Unfortunately, conservatives are threatened by just about everything including liberals.

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”  Bertrand Russell

A conservative mindset is made
With logic that’s often waylaid
From concerns overblown
Of a future unknown
And an outlook that’s mostly afraid.

Bertrand Russell Bundle: The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell (Routledge Classics)

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