Another paper from our lab group: Małgorzata Kossowska, Paulina Szwed, Eligiusz Wronka, Gabriela Czarnek, and Mirosław Wyczesany is published in ‘Personality and Individual Differences’.
In the article titled “Anxiolytic Functions of Fundamental Beliefs: Neurocognitive Evidence” researchers asked question whether people who hold zealous form of religious beliefs differ from other individuals in a brain activity patterns. Indeed, they found that greater religious fundamentalism is associated with lower conflict-related anterior cingulate activity. This suggests lower sensitivity to cues that might alter a habitual response pattern of religious fundamentalists.
More can be found here.