Your Brain on Politics

The CBC's Neil Morrison brings us a story called Your Brain on Politics. We like to think we make voting decisions based on logical, rational reasoning. But new research suggests that our subconscious reactions to the faces of candidates may play a substantial role in shaping how we vote.

Here is a link to Alex Todorov's work on this subject: http://webscript.princeton.edu/~tlab/demonstrations/

Here is a link to Professor Antonakis research: http://www.hec.unil.ch/jantonakis/



PART ONE

Satire

It's Tuesday, April 5th.

Stephen Harper is promising, yet again, to eliminate Canada's long-gun registry.

So it's once more into the breach, dear Canada, once more.

This is The Current.

Your Brain on Politics

The CBC's Neil Morrison is with us in Ottawa this morning, to tell us about your brain on politics. Often decisions made in a fraction of a second uses a thought process most people don't know they have. So today as part of our decision making journey leading during the election campaign, Democracy 101.

Here is a link to Alex Todorov's work on this subject: http://webscript.princeton.edu/~tlab/demonstrations/

Here is a link to Professor Antonakis research: http://www.hec.unil.ch/jantonakis/

Below is an example of a video mentioned in Your Brain on Politics ... there are more in the above link :



Great Moments in Election History

In 1921, Canada's first female parliamentarian was elected.

90 years later, what most Canadians don't know is that this same women is still the mayor of Mississauga, Ontario.

Other segments from today's show:

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