Do your politics really affect your brain?

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Like it or not, partisan politics are as American as apple pie and baseball. But are political beliefs hardwired into our brains? Are we all really as freethinking as we say we are, or is there more going on under the hood?

In his latest blog post for Psychology Today, Dr. Gregg Murray, associate professor of political science, discusses the results of a recent research study examining how partisan statements register in our brains. The results may surprise you.

Turns out, Republicans and Democrats do think differently. But there’s much more to it than that.

Read more about the study on Murray’s Caveman Politics blog.

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