EVER wondered why Zero finds it so easy to hoodwink his followers? Researchers have discovered that many Zeroites have localised brain damage that impairs their ability to make intelligent decisions.

They studied a group of Zeroites with no known damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain that deals with decision making. In a double-blind TV Press Conference Study, these patients believed everything they were told unquestioningly, despite increasingly clear signs that the choices they were making were clearly bad.

But the team was not surprised when they studied the skeptic control group for their tests. It turned out that about a third of their controls of the same age performed profoundly better at making decisions and understanding consequences than the study group. Under MRI, the skeptic group was found to possess higher VPC activity.

The researchers think Zeroites may suffer from damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, and that the damage goes undetected because they are otherwise completely healthy. This may help to explain why his supporters love him so. Undetectable Brain Damage.