Are Political Views Hard-Wired in the Brain?

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7 min readDec 14, 2017

By Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

There is still a big gap in our knowledge between fixation of memories in the brain and fixed political views, but we know when experiences are embedded in long-term memory, thick protein bridges between the neurons “solidify” the circuits.

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