Colin Firth has earned an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performances, but did you know that he’s also a published science report author?
When he was invited to guest host The Today Programme in Britain last year, he decided to ask scientists to scan politicians brains to see if there were any distinct differences between those with different political leanings. So, in other words— what makes a democrat lean to the left, versus a republican swaying to the right.
The research has now been completed and published in the Current Biology journal, listing Firth as a co-author.
Professor John Jost of New York University has praised the work, saying, “It is a useful contribution because it builds on and extends previous work.” He then added, “It will probably be several years before we understand the full meaning of these results. In the meantime, the field of political neuroscience could do worse than having Colin Firth as a scientific ambassador.”
Colin and his eco-wife, Livia Firth, are favorites of our site; wearing green fashions to award shows and using their fame to promote environmental causes.
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