chapter  8
10 Pages

The neural structure of political belief: Laura Moretti, Irene Cristofori, Giovanna Zamboni, and Angela Sirigu

ByLAURA MORETTI, IRENE CRISTOFORI, GIOVANNA ZAMBONI, ANGELA SIRIGU

The purpose of this chapter is to show how political beliefs and political behavior are processed in the brain. We first introduce the concept of politic behavior as formalized in cognitive psychology, then we show how neuroscience has contributed to uncover the brain mechanisms implicated in political thinking.