Liberals & Conservatives differ in “disgust” tolerance

If you are inured to disgusting images, are you more or less likely to pick a front-row seat at the guillotine? More or less likely to vote a “liberal” or “conservative” ticket?

To a surprising degree, a recent strand of experimental psychology suggests, our political beliefs may have something to do with a specific aspect of our biological makeup: our propensity to feel physical disgust…

The brains of liberals and conservatives reacted in wildly different ways to repulsive pictures: Both groups reacted, but different brain networks were stimulated. Just by looking at the subjects’ neural responses, in fact, Montague could predict with more than 95 percent accuracy whether they were liberal or conservative…

Read much more at https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/the-yuck-factor/580465/

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