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    Scientists Discover Brain Damage Makes You Acceptable of Liberal Causes

    I knew there was a reason Liberal skulls can't be penetrated.


    Here’s the breathless headline: “Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God — with MAGNETS.”

    Wait. Attitudes toward God and immigrants? Are these a natural pair? The newspaper thought so. They tell of an experiment which “claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants.” How’s it done? “Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation” researchers can “safely shut down certain groups of neurones” in the brain.


    https://stream.org/scientists-claim-...belief-in-god/
    Last edited by CarlinAnnArbor; 10-17-2015 at 10:55 AM.

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    Re: Scientists Discover Brain Damage Makes You Acceptable of Liberal Causes

    Actually, the source of this story is at http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/611...magnetic-waves

    The paper referenced is at http://scan.oxfordjournals.org/conte...sv107.abstract

    Here is the abstract;
    Neuromodulation of Group Prejudice and Religious Belief

    Colin Holbrook1, Keise Izuma2, Choi Deblieck1, Daniel M. T. Fessler1 and Marco Iacoboni1
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    1University of California, Los Angeles
    2University of York

    Correspondence concerning this paper should be addressed to Colin Holbrook, Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture, Department of Anthropology, 341 Haines Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553 USA. E-mail: [email protected]. Telephone: 310-794-9252.

    Received November 26, 2014.
    Revision received August 3, 2015.
    Accepted August 31, 2015.

    Abstract

    People cleave to ideological convictions with greater intensity in the aftermath of threat. The posterior medial frontal cortex (pMFC) plays a key role in both detecting discrepancies between desired and current conditions and adjusting subsequent behavior to resolve such conflicts. Building on prior literature examining the role of the pMFC in shifts in relatively low-level decision processes, we demonstrate that the pMFC mediates adjustments in adherence to political and religious ideologies. We presented participants with a reminder of death and a critique of their in-group ostensibly written by a member of an out-group, then experimentally decreased both avowed belief in God and out-group derogation by down-regulating pMFC activity via transcranial magnetic stimulation. The results provide the first evidence that group prejudice and religious belief are susceptible to targeted neuromodulation, and point to a shared cognitive mechanism underlying concrete and abstract decision processes. We discuss the implications of these findings for further research characterizing the cognitive and affective mechanisms at play.
    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. -C. Darwin

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    Re: Scientists Discover Brain Damage Makes You Acceptable of Liberal Causes

    So... wouldn't this indicate that, contrary to the OP's claim, that 'braindamage' can make you a liberal... an individual's belief systems can be 'modified' or changed by applying electromagnetic forces to targeted areas of the brain? In other words... this sword can slice & dice both ways. Interesting...

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    Re: Scientists Discover Brain Damage Makes You Acceptable of Liberal Causes

    time to get out the TIN FOIL HAT!? :nervouss: :chicken: :freak3: :yelcutelaughA:
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    Re: Scientists Discover Brain Damage Makes You Acceptable of Liberal Causes

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlinAnnArbor View Post
    I knew there was a reason Liberal skulls can't be penetrated.


    Here’s the breathless headline: “Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God — with MAGNETS.”

    Wait. Attitudes toward God and immigrants? Are these a natural pair? The newspaper thought so. They tell of an experiment which “claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants.” How’s it done? “Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation” researchers can “safely shut down certain groups of neurones” in the brain.


    https://stream.org/scientists-claim-...belief-in-god/
    OH sheesh carl, you still full of ANXIETY over lack of the ability to achieve PENETRATION!? did you TRY VIAGRA or something!? :chicken: : :yelcutelaughA: :
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