Neurocognitive correlates of liberalism and conservatism

  title={Neurocognitive correlates of liberalism and conservatism},
  author={David M. Amodio and John T. Jost and Sarah L Master and Cindy M Yee},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
Political scientists and psychologists have noted that, on average, conservatives show more structured and persistent cognitive styles, whereas liberals are more responsive to informational complexity, ambiguity and novelty. We tested the hypothesis that these profiles relate to differences in general neurocognitive functioning using event-related potentials, and found that greater liberalism was associated with stronger conflict-related anterior cingulate activity, suggesting greater… CONTINUE READING
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