London: Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth has turned into an author of a published science report after a research he commissioned last year on the human brain was completed and released.
Firth was invited to guest edit Radio 4`s ‘The Today’ Programme in Britain in December last year 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 journal Current Biology and lists Firth as one of the report`s co-authors, reports contactmusic.com.
John Jost, a professor at New York University, has hailed the work saying: "It is a useful contribution because 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."