Brain Scans Reveal Why Your Family’s Political Debates This Holiday Were Futile

Going home for the holidays to a family that likes to debate politics can be stressful. Going home for the holidays post-election, when they’re convinced fake news is real news and real news is fake news, is enough for you to beg your boss for another week off work. If you found yourself walking away from the dinner table this year with your cousin still convinced Hillary Clinton is in the Illuminati, don’t be too hard on yourself — new research shows there’s not much you could have done to change their mind in the first place. In a paper recently published in Scientific Reports, a team of researchers explain that people become more stubborn in their political beliefs when they’re provided with evidence contradicting those beliefs. In the study,…


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