Liberal and conservative brains react to charged words differently

Partisanship can now be seen in brain scans.

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  • A new study shows brain activity differs between liberals and conservatives when they watch political videos.
  • Brain activity differed between partisans when words tied to emotions, morality, or threats were used.
  • The findings could help us understand how partisans process information, perhaps leading to new ways to bridge the divide.
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How evolution made our brains lazy

Blame our ancestors for why it's easier to be a couch potato.

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  • A new study shows that the brain prefers to expend as little energy as possible.
  • Putting forth less effort had advantages for our ancestors.
  • Being inactive is not beneficial in modern life and needs addressing.
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How schizophrenia is linked to common personality type

Both schizophrenics and people with a common personality type share similar brain patterns.

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  • A new study shows that people with a common personality type share brain activity with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
  • The study gives insight into how the brain activity associated with mental illnesses relates to brain activity in healthy individuals.
  • This finding not only improves our understanding of how the brain works but may one day be applied to treatments.
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Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence To Spot Alzheimer's Before Onset of Symptoms

Scientists have developed an algorithm that reliably detects the signs of Alzheimer’s dementia before its onset. 

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