Individualism, conservatism, and radicalism as criteria for processing political beliefs: A parametric fMRI study

@article{Zamboni2009IndividualismCA,
  title={Individualism, conservatism, and radicalism as criteria for processing political beliefs: A parametric fMRI study},
  author={Giovanna Zamboni and Marta Gozzi and Frank Krueger and Jean-Ren{\'e} Duhamel and Angela Sirigu and Jordan Henry Grafman},
  journal={Social Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={367 - 383}
}
Abstract Politics is a manifestation of the uniquely human ability to debate, decide, and reach consensus on decisions affecting large groups over long durations of time. Recent neuroimaging studies on politics have focused on the association between brain regions and specific political behaviors by adopting party or ideological affiliation as a criterion to classify either experimental stimuli or subjects. However, it is unlikely that complex political beliefs (i.e., “the government should… 

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