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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Still from Steven Spielberg's 1993 film "Jurassic Park."
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