Study finds link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

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Study finds link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

Post by Deadpool on Fri May 12, 2017 10:42 pm

A new study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex. The findings suggest that damage to particular areas of the prefrontal cortex indirectly promotes religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness—a psychology term that describes a personality trait which involves dimensions like curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness.


http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/study-finds-link-between-brain-damage-and-religious-fundamentalism/


Cant say that came as a surprise
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Re: Study finds link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

Post by Sassy on Fri May 12, 2017 10:48 pm

And I doubt it just applies to religion, some people appear to have diminished cognitive flexibility and openness about all kinds of things.

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