writes "Scientists from NYU and UCLA report in Nature Neuroscience that
the brains of Democrats and Republicans process information differently.
This new study finds that the differences are apparent even when
the brain processes common information, not just political topics.
From the study, liberals were more likely to be accurate and showed
more brain activity in the region associated with analyzing conflicts.
A researcher not affiliated with the study stated, liberals 'could be
expected to more readily accept new social, scientific or religious
ideas.' Moreover, 'the results could explain why President Bush demonstrated
a single-minded commitment to the Iraq war and why some people perceived Sen.
John F. Kerry ... as a flip-flopper."