From anec­dote: In 2004 Drew Westen and his colleagues put together an exper­i­ment to see how people of a partic­ular polit­ical persua­sion (Demo­crat or Repub­lican) make sense of new infor­ma­tion. Drew is a neuro­sci­en­tist and advises polit­ical candi­dates on how to garner voter support. In this exper­i­ment he scanned the brains of 15 committed Democ­rats and 15 committed Repub­li­cans while showing them slides of conflicting infor­ma­tion. Here are two exam­ples: · Go to More proof that emotion is a powerful force in making sense of infor­ma­tion →