Politicians Ignore Facts, Study Finds

"Democrats and Republicans alike are adept at making decisions without letting the facts get in the way, a new study shows...

Researchers asked staunch party members from both sides to evaluate information that threatened their preferred candidate prior to the 2004 Presidential election. The subjects' brains were monitored while they pondered.

The study points to a total lack of reason in political decision-making...The test subjects on both sides of the political aisle reached totally biased conclusions by ignoring information that could not rationally be discounted...And they get quite a rush from ignoring information that's contrary to their point of view..."

Read more in this article from LiveScience.

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