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Is There a Brain Region Associated with a Belief in Social Justice?
IO9 ^ | June 17, 2014 | Anale Newiitz

Posted on 06/17/2014 7:31:51 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Is There a Brain Region Associated with a Belief in Social Justice?

Some people believe that we could live in a just world where everybody gets what they deserve. Others believe that's impossible. Now, neuroscientists say they have evidence that the "just world hypothesis" is a cognitive bias that's connected with a specific part of the brain.

This does not mean there is a "social justice center" in your brain. What neurologist Michael Schaefer and colleagues discovered is that there is a slightly different pattern of electrical impulses shooting through the brains of people who believe in a just world. They asked people whether they believed in a just world, then put them in an fMRI machine and then asked them to ponder scenarios where people broke from social norms or conformed to them.

Previously, other neuroscientists had identified brain areas that become active when people perceive norm violations. So the group knew that if those areas were lit up in the fMRI, all they were seeing was a response to norm violations in general. But what they found was that a few additional brain regions became active in people who believe in a just world. So they now believe there could be some physiological component to a belief in social justice.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anatomy; brain; democrats; liberalism; liberals; libtards; loxinformationvoter; mentaldisorder; neurology; physiology; science; socialism; socialjustice
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1 posted on 06/17/2014 7:31:52 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

I always say, I have a heart as big as the galaxy, but I’m callin’ BS on this.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 7:35:54 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: DogByte6RER

The phlogiston flows through the aether, directly affecting the magnetic waves emanating from the seventh chakra. This is most evident in the shape of the skull, as any phrenologist can tell you.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 7:37:22 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: dr_lew

Social Justice?

Nonsense.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 7:38:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Yeah, its embedded deeply in the rectum.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 7:39:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t know that there is a brain region - more like a brain vacuum.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 7:44:00 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s at the other end of the spinal cord.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 7:44:29 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: DogByte6RER

The technical term for it is Sh!t for brains.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 7:44:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: cripplecreek

“Yeah, its embedded deeply in the rectum.”

Well-stated, ‘creek. (my thoughts exactly.) Regressives (socialists/totalitarians) brains in the rectum and in our rectums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IfzRf1DtxQ


9 posted on 06/17/2014 7:46:35 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: DogByte6RER

Have to have a brain before there can be said region


10 posted on 06/17/2014 7:46:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: cripplecreek

Beat me to it!


11 posted on 06/17/2014 7:46:58 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: DogByte6RER
Lefty humor is a non-firing nano-particle in their reptilian brain stems: they have absolutely no sense of humor about their religion--politics. I can strike up a conversation with a stranger, and in a couple minutes tell how they feel about Obama, the donks, etc. liberals brain photo: Brain Teasers For Liberals brainteasersforliberals.jpg
12 posted on 06/17/2014 7:47:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m surprised this article didn’t try to link this with an evolutionary advantage as so many others do. Think back on all the articles about altruism, racism, monogamy vs polygamy, machismo, theft, sex for goods, etc, that have been said to be evolutionarily imbedded in our psyches.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 7:52:49 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: DogByte6RER

“Social justice.”. A “just world.”. “Everyone getting what he deserves.”

Nice phrases. But who gets to decide what “justice” is, and what each person “deserves?”. I prefer to let the free market decide those things, not some self-appointed nanny.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 7:58:16 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: oldbrowser

BEEEENGO!


15 posted on 06/17/2014 8:04:31 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: VanShuyten; All

Actually, brain studies have been done that show certain areas of the brain are activated differently in different types of people. One area is associated with people whose preferred behavior is rule based and tribal. The other area is called Utilitarian and relates to behavior that is based on logic and inquiry. Roughly tends to relate to more conservative and more liberal mind sets. Or to more religious or more scientific orientations.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 8:08:37 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Jim Robinson

No.....the technical term is called “hipster”. ;)

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=9B3Dwmxo4OMhttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3LNfJh9lGUU

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=9B3Dwmxo4OM


17 posted on 06/17/2014 8:09:12 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: DogByte6RER

So “liberalism is a mental disorder” after all ....?


18 posted on 06/17/2014 8:10:05 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)w)
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To: tumblindice
Hahahahaha that's brilliant!
19 posted on 06/17/2014 8:15:42 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: DogByte6RER
They should be surprised there's a brain there at all. My girlfriend and I are submitting the following suggested diagnosis for inclusion in the next edition of the ICD-10:

321.0 SPLAT Liberal Cerebral Defenestration (LCD) or Liberal Acquired Brain Absence (LABA) due to keeping mind so far open that brain falls out. Initial and subsequent encounters.

20 posted on 06/17/2014 8:35:57 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: DogByte6RER

I think the region is at the other end of the body, where most of the hot air issues forth.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 8:49:29 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ve always believed that “social justice” was qualified justice. Qualified justice is unequal justice. If you meet the qualifications, you get justice. If you don’t match the qualifications, you don’t get justice. Justice for some, not for all is unequal justice.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 8:57:51 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

I was going to say the same thing. “Social Justice” is no more true justice than Poetic Justice, Frontier Justice, Rough Justice, or Mob Justice.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 9:38:26 PM PDT by csn vinnie
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To: DogByte6RER

We just spent some time with my husband’s relatives, and his liberal sister, a professor of engineering, told us (with a straight face) that she had just made one of her classes read and make a book report on a tome about “Engineering and Social Justice.”

I just bit my tongue.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 10:05:28 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: csn vinnie

The whole thing is polluted by special pleading.

This is where gospel concepts, including a personal God, cut through the proverbial Gordian knot. By identifying a God who cares for all and yet desires all to care about all, we do come up with some classes to which special attention is afforded, but they are biblical — the orphan, the widow.

Biblical wisdom has slowly been replaced by hard heartedness. And now that piper has strutted up with the bill.


25 posted on 06/17/2014 10:13:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Here is social justice:

Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
Thou shalt not covet they neighbor’s goods.

Speaking specifically about “Catholic” social justice teaching: Everything from Rerum Novarum forward has been one massive blunder and dead end. It all amounts to saying things like “unemployment is bad” and “decent housing and medical care are good.”

The seven commandments above are all anyone needs to evaluate whether a “social” situation is just or unjust.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 12:05:28 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: dr_lew

There is no such thing as “Social Justice.”

Justice is a process not an end.

“Social justice” is a name for injustice serving agendas.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 4:26:19 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: dr_lew

“What neurologist Michael Schaefer and colleagues discovered is that there is a slightly different pattern of electrical impulses shooting through the brains of people who believe in a just world.”

I believe in the world of electricians it’s called a short circuit. Short circuits cause malfunctions and need to be corrected.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 4:30:56 AM PDT by Nuocmam
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