A picture betrays your opinion

The brain’s neurological response to a single image reliably reveals whether a person holds liberal or conservative views

What political opinion a person holds is usually a reflection of his character. Biologically, there is basically only one question: How does the person react to an influence of auben, which can be interpreted as a threat?? It has always been exciting for researchers to observe how deeply this character trait is anchored in the brain and how constant it remains throughout a person’s lifetime. This constancy is so strong that there must be a biological basis for it.

In search of this, U.S. researchers have now taken a closer look at test subjects under the magnetic resonance tomograph. They describe their findings in the scientific journal Current Biology. The researchers wanted to determine the extent to which the brains of conservative and (in the U.S. meaning of the term) liberal minds differed. To do this, they first had to sort the test subjects into a group.


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The coming federal election and the blogger scene

If Peter Praschl is right in his assertion that not so long ago there was a lot of discussion in the blogger scene (cf. Everyone is editor-in-chief) gave a quasi-consensus on politics ("radically democratic", "civil rights"), one could wonder how this scene will behave in the upcoming federal election. A foray.

On the surface, the aforementioned basic consensus is still intact. For on a surprisingly large number of pages the election campaign, especially that of the major parties, is covered with bitter mockery, but also the Greens and the FDP get their fat off. Admittedly, this often involves no more than watching the political professionals at work, and they offer enough embarrassment. Misguided party advertising, the lamentable chancellor’s duel, and other cane crepusers are spit out by bloggers with professional accuracy. Even election projections, which would make any polling institute green with envy in their precision, can be found weeks before the election, along with the programmatic positions of the parties on the Internet for netizens interesting information that they so elsewhere (but at Telepolis, Cf. Contradictory traditions) hardly find.