Do Liberals and Conservatives Think Differently? Do Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Brains?
We know liberals and conservatives think differently, however science suggests differences not only in thinking process, but in brain structure as well. Below we look at the many studies that have looked at the neurological differences between people with different political ideologies and moral compasses. Keep in mind these are peer-reviewed studies (typically with less than 100 participants each), so while the science is notable enough to be published, more studying needs to be done, and nothing is written in stone.
How Are Conservative And Liberal Brains Different?. This video looks at this study: Differences in negativity bias underlie variations in political ideology. This study focuses on psychological differences, the video and studies below looks at biological factors like brain size and genes.
In very simple terms this suggests:
- Conservative brains are more active in declarative and episodic fact-based memory and negative emotions like fear.
- Liberal brains are more active in terms of emotional awareness and empathy.
This explains the recent ruling with the 9th Circus court in that liberals don't think there's a threat. That's why they don't put much into the military as for building it up. They also think that less guns with law abiding citizens will keep them safer.