Linked by David Adams on Thu 19th May 2011 17:41 UTC, submitted by Hans Otten
Apple Well, this will come as no surprise to OSNews readers, but as outlined in a recent BBC documentary, UK neuroscientists have studied brain scans of hard-core Apple fans and have found that their mental reactions to Apple imagery are quite similar to scans of religious devotees' brains when shown images of their iconography. The DigitalTrends article summarizing the finding singles out Apple users, but I think we all know that, RDF aside, this is not an Apple-only phenomenon.
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by MOS6510 on Fri 20th May 2011 09:34 UTC
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I think there is a difference between Apple users and iPhone owners.

A lot of people own iPhones and I know a whole bunch, but a large number (mostly women, oh well) don't even know Steve Jobs, don't have a Mac and don't even know which type of iPhone they have. Sure they love their phones, but you can't call them Apple fanatics.

The "religious" Apple user is in fact a percentage of all Apple product owning people. It might be a big percentage, but even so you can't say every Apple product owning person believes in the Apple Church.

Also one can't become an Apple fanatic before you get influenced. That just proves Apple knows how to make cool stuff and more important sell it. At least their stuff has a personality (like most computers did in the 80's). Other companies just try to bump the specs, dish it out and pull it as quickly if it doesn't sell well enough.

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