|The research was carried out by Geraint Rees director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience who said he was “very surprised” by the finding, which is being peer reviewed before publication next year.It was commissioned as a light-hearted experiment by actor Colin Firth as part of his turn guest editing BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Talking about the experiment, he said: “I took this on as a fairly frivolous exercise: I just decided to find out what was biologically wrong with people who don’t agree with me and see what scientists had to say about it and they actually came up with something.”
But this has now developed into a serious effort to discover whether we are programmed with a particular political view. Professor Rees said that although it was not precise enough to be able to predict someone’s stance simply from a scan, there was “a strong correlation that reaches all our scientific tests of significance”.
“The anterior cingulate is a part of the brain that is on the middle surface of the brain at the front and we found that the thickness of the grey matter, where the nerve cells of neurons are, was thicker the more people described themselves as liberal or left wing and thinner the more they described themselves as conservative or right wing,” he told the programme.
“The amygdala is a part of the brain which is very old and very ancient and thought to be very primitive and to do with the detection of emotions. The right amygdala was larger in those people who described themselves as conservative.
“It is very significant because it does suggest there is something about political attitudes that are either encoded in our brain structure through our experience or that our brain structure in some way determines or results in our political attitudes.”
It seems that all Right-Wingers have a more pronounced primitive side to their brain, but the brain overall is quite a bit smaller than average. No surprise there then.
This is a stunning scientific revelation, finally proving that the Political Right Wing is a primitive deviancy from the “normal” left-wing brain. This would also explain why it is virtually impossible to debate with Right-Wingers or to explain things to them in ways they can understand. It would seem these people are hard-wired and unable to change their views, and that education and environment would have no effect on them. And this also explains why typical Right-Wing responses are grunting and shooting, as opposed to discussing.
This will explain much about George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Stephen Harper, all US Republicans and 80% of Democrats, the entire population of Israel, most of the UK and 80% of Australia. Finally, the universe is unfolding as it should.
If we can manage to evolve a little further perhaps we can resign the Political Right Wing to history and build a fairer future for those that survive.