Right wing genetically more fearful and less courageous
Political views 'hard-wired' into your brain
Tories may be born not made, claims a study that suggests people with right wing views have a larger area of the brain associated with fear.
Scientists have found that people with conservative views have brains with larger amygdalas, almond shaped areas in the centre of the brain often associated with anxiety and emotions.
On the otherhand, they have a smaller anterior cingulate, an area at the front of the brain associated with courage and looking on the bright side of life.
The "exciting" correlation was found by scientists at University College London who scanned the brains of two members of parliament and a number of students.
They found that the size of the two areas of the brain directly related to the political views of the volunteers.
So the right wing way of thinking is more closley connected to fear with less courage? No surprises there, take a peek at the venom right wing bloggers Cactus Kate (she who broke the bloggers code of not rectifying a comment once pointed out as wrong - can't WAIT to judge her in the blogger awards) or the right wing hate speech site 'No Minister' - plenty of fear with no courage there.
One has to simply look at the National Party and ACT caucus for further proof of the right wings genetic mix of fightened cowardice and it helps explain their world view of selfishness as a virtue.
We should pity right wingers becuase they can't help it.