Is This Your Brain on Politics?

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  1. Frank says:

    Farah’s comments are very perceptive.

    What really disappoints me is that Kathleen Hall Jamieson took part in the study. Her book Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction, and Democracy is one of the most perceptive critiques of personality-driven campaigns in the poli sci literature. Has she now gone over to the dark side–indulging in marketing-driven inquiries about the “gut feelings” candidates inspire? The whole point of Dirty Politics was to point out how useless these types of visceral reactions are to democratic politics.