Political views interfere with the analytical thinking

The magazine Mother Jones published the results of a research aimed at studying the influence of beliefs in matters of policy, on the analytical capacity of the human brain. The experiment was affected more than 1,000 people, which were divided into two groups: Democrats and Republicans. Before the study, each of them was tested in mathematics were awarded the points. The participants are then invited to perform one task. One part did the job associated with antiprivacy activity of the cream, and the other was decided a political issue.

Investigated the relationship between test results in mathematics and success in solving your issue. It turned out that the fans of policy that had political beliefs, failed to cope with the mathematical tasks. It is worth noting that most strongly influenced political beliefs on people who have had success in mathematics. Those analytical skills did not differ, erred equally often in all matters.

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