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Building on prior literature examining the role of the pMFC in shifts in relatively low-level decision processes, we demonstrate that the pMFC mediates adjustments in adherence to political and religious ideologies. We presented participants with a reminder of death and a critique of their in-group ostensibly written by a member of an out-group, then experimentally decreased both avowed belief in God and out-group derogation by down-regulating pMFC activity via transcranial magnetic stimulation. The results provide the first evidence that group prejudice and religious belief are susceptible to targeted neuromodulation, and point to a shared cognitive mechanism underlying concrete and abstract decision processes.
originally posted by: jonnywhite
Considering I haven't looked at any links in the OP or researched anything after coming here, I'm going to suggest the affect was produced by reducing sensitivity to threat. Reduced sensitivity to threat means reduced mortality salience and less desire for purpose or afterlife. I would assume the only reason people care about immigration is because they're worried it'll affect their chances to live well or overcome danger. They will no longer care as much about living well or surviving danger.
The same affect should also give people a feeeling of oneness and peace. A sense that all is well and there's nothing to fear.
Lol I'm stabbing in the dark.
A few things make me think all this though. There's a model tied to threat sensitivity that says when a person is highly sensitive to threats they're more likely to have psychiatric disorders. And I've seen studies about mortality salience and how it affects belief in god or desire for purpose. I've also things about oxytocin and group bonding...”