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Science explains why conservatives obsessed with Ocasio-C.

Postby TheVat on January 11th, 2019, 7:29 pm 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/co ... b31c421cc3

When a conservative sees this....

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...part of the brain may be seeing this....

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Re: Science explains why conservatives obsessed with Ocasio-

Postby Serpent on January 11th, 2019, 7:36 pm 

Trust me - that is not what they're seeing.
As for the psychological profile - well, duh! S'what made them conservative in the first place.
As for the obsession - I hope she's got an armed escort, literally everywhere, because you know what usually happens next.
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Re: Science explains why conservatives obsessed with Ocasio-

Postby toucana on January 11th, 2019, 9:30 pm 

I think the underlying mechanism that neuroscientist Bobby Azarian is referring to was first described as a “Fight-or-flight-response” by the pioneering American physiologist Walter Bradford Cannon in his book The Wisdom Of The Body (1932).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight-or-flight_response

Also known as hyperarousal and acute stress response, it is scientifically speaking, a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival.

It consists of a hormone cascade of adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine within the sympathetic nervous system triggered by the amygdala and hypothalamus via the adrenal medulla.

It produces a well known set of physiological responses in verterbrates that include acceleration of heart and lung action, the liberation of metabolic energy sources such as fat and glycogen for sudden muscular action, and last but not least - the inhibition of erection among males.
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Re: Science explains why conservatives obsessed with Ocasio-

Postby Serpent on January 11th, 2019, 10:09 pm 

And do you think fight-or-flight is the normal reaction of a healthy male to an attractive female?
This is something quite else - a lot more complicated and potentially dangerous.

Yes, they perceive her as a threat - though not the immediate physical kind of threat that usually sets off the adrenaline charges - after all, she's not waving a gun in their faces: they are the gun advocates.
Rather, she's a threat to their social supremacy, their political power, their vested interests, the comfort of their pyramid where the lowest layers have begun to shift.
But there is a lot more. They see her as a high-status sexual object - maddeningly inaccessible. Therein lies a threat to their masculine self-image. Then there is the ethnic/racial component: a threat to the accustomed order of things where they are the masters and rule-makers.
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