Language of Terror: how neuroscience influences political speech in the United States

Kendall, Wesley, Siracusa, Joseph M., and Noguchi, Kevin K. (2015) Language of Terror: how neuroscience influences political speech in the United States. Rowman and Littlefield, New York, NY, USA.

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Abstract

Building on the emerging field of biopolitics of security, this research monograph demonstrates that political speech can be crafted to manipulate segments of the voting population who are inherently predisposed to being receptive to certain language. The authors, who come from both political science and behavioral neuroscience, examine how the human brain reacts to expressions of political ideology regarding terrorism. They apply these reactions to specific forms of political communication, many of which are designed to elicit a desired response in creating support for a policymaker’s agenda. By comparing and contrasting a variety of case studies, they demonstrate how similar acts accompanied by starkly different political language can create cognitive dissonance in the minds of the electorate and influence policy choices.

Item ID: 53502
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-4422-3582-3
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 00:18
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180106 Comparative Law @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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