Distinctive Brain Patterns May Underlie Political Profile

BOSTON, MA—Typically politicians are selected for their unique set of cognitive abilities to navigate the complex and challenging political arena. Now a new imaging study being conducted in Boston has revealed that these valuable traits have their foundation in well-defined neural architecture. Prof. Felice Gabrieli, lead researcher on the project for the private firm It’s All in Your Head Imaging, Inc., says the study is looking for precise neurobiological markers of the political brain. “The typical politician will display a predictable set of traits such as the inability to give a straight answer, poor recall of promises made, a once-in-an-election-cycle...

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