Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Why Politics May Actually Matter This Year: Brain Matter

“ ‘As we listen to the candidates and think about what is being said,’ neuropharmacologist Joan Roache tells LiveScience, ‘the brain processes the information, which grows neural connections.’….

So the fact that so many people have been volunteering, attending political rallies, and even arguing about the candidates this year suggests widespread brain-cell growth.

‘If we become emotionally engaged, the greater levels of emotion or commitment further enhance the brain process,’ Roache says…. "
(published in The Week)

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