Alice and Rob talk about the structure of the brain and how it could be related to our political beliefs.
This week's question:
Which of these isn’t a part of the brain?
a) corpus callosum
b) tomatosensory cortex
Listen out for the answer in the programme.
Brains and politics
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- political beliefs
your opinions on how governments should run the world
here, photographed by a machine which can show images of people's brains
having political ideas which are close to socialism
tolerant of different beliefs or behaviours
having political ideas which support conservatism and capitalism
likes to preserve traditional ideas, and resists changes or new ideas
here, unmovable in opinion
- MRI scans
a machine which can photograph people's brains (MRI, magnetic resonance imaging)
explanation or theory which has not yet proved to be correct
- grey matter
type of matter which forms part of the brain
cells in the human nervous system which conduct messages to and from the brain
- nerve cells
cells which, together, form human nerves