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  •  if there's anything at all to this study (1+ / 0-)
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    greengemini

    perhaps your amygdala was always large, but you had initially fallen prey to propaganda. And then the actual, educated, cognitive-thinking ability you learned during your formative years stopped you long enough to say 'whoa, wait a minute'

    I'd like to see some more scientific info on this concept, it's very interesting!

    REPEAL the Telecomm Act & REVIEW this decision. NO journalist should be fired because their boss can't have the truth told

    by lunachickie on Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 09:13:03 AM PST

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    •  Personally (1+ / 0-)
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      pico

      i think it quackery, almost Phrenology.

      •  Brain science is pretty accurate. (2+ / 0-)
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        boofdah, lunachickie

        Eatbeans - read up on authoritarian personality. It's real interesting - and it can be on the right AND the left. From over 60 years of research, there is a much higher correlation between authoritarian personality and conservativism.

        •  Yes it is. (2+ / 0-)
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          boofdah, lunachickie

          Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. William Shakespeare

          by lutznancy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 09:42:19 AM PST

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        •  Political outlook (0+ / 0-)

          derives i believe much more from nuture than nature. Thus we have red states and blue. I tend to doubt Amygdalas is georgia are much different than amygdalas in California.

          and there are certainly questions as to the validity of the theory

          http://en.wikipedia.org/...

          It is not difficult to suppose that the entire program of research of The Authoritarian Personality involved deception from beginning to end. This is suggested by the authors’ clear political agenda and the pervasive double standard in which gentile ethnocentrism and gentile adherence to cohesive groups are seen as symptoms of psychopathology whereas Jews are simply viewed as victims of irrational gentile pathologies and no mention is made of Jewish ethnocentrism or allegiance to cohesive groups. There was also a double standard in which left-wing authoritarianism was completely ignored whereas right-wing authoritarianism was "found" to be a psychiatric disorder.

      •  Well, actually it's not... (1+ / 0-)
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        boofdah

        Phrenology was laying the hands on the outside of the head, looking at the shape, etc. and coming up with conclusions based on that.  Now, we can use modern technology to actually look inside the head and inside the brain and monitor activity.  Very different.  Go and read the study.....not quackery at all.  Scientific stuff.  Credible.

        Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. William Shakespeare

        by lutznancy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 09:41:41 AM PST

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