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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RE[3]: Comment by merkoth
by Nth_Man on Fri 20th May 2011 07:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by merkoth"
Nth_Man
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"Fan" comes from "fanatical", and you'll see fanatical comments and thoughts (even the "that's this way", "that it's wrong", "I'm right and you are not", etc) in a lot of fields, specially if there are options to choose.

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RE[4]: Comment by merkoth
by spiderman on Fri 20th May 2011 08:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by merkoth"
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2008-10-23

Yes, I realize that but my point is that Apple fans are not the same as Android fans. They are both fans but for different reasons. What is unique about Apple fans is that they were indoctrined by a marketing department and their number. They are not a handful of geeks but a whole class of people and they don't have a philosophical background, just a brand and a leader.

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