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King pens science report

books Updated: Jun 09, 2011 01:50 IST
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The King’s Speech actor Colin Firth has turned into an author of a published science report after a research he commissioned last year on the human brain released.

Firth was invited to guest edit Radio 4’s The Today Programme, in Britain last December, and as part of the show, he asked scientists to scan politicians’ brains to find any differences depending on their political leanings. The research has now been completed and published in the Current Biology journal and lists Firth as one of the report’s co-authors, reports

John Jost, a professor at New York University, has hailed the work saying, “It is a useful contribution as it builds on and extends previous work. 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.”