Science Explains Why You Want To Punch Ted Cruz

If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to slap Ted Cruz in the face, you’re not alone. A Neurologist has an explanation for why it’s so hard to look at Cruz’s unsettling face. Cenk Uygur and Hannah Cranston hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

Do you want to slug Ted Cruz even more after learning this new information? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more here:

As he has risen in the polls, more attention is being paid to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s overall electability as a man who looks, as one fellow Princeton classmate described him: “about as telegenic as an undertaker.”

The answer as to why so many people dislike the Texas Republican instinctively is one that intrigued Dr. Richard E. Cytowic, a professor of neurology at George Washington University.

Writing in Psychology Today, Cytowic noted that Cruz’s “atypical expressions” left him “uneasy,” and that he was not alone among people who have watched Cruz up-close and from afar.


Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth.

Get The Young Turks​ Mobile App Today!

Download the iOS version here:

Download the Android version here: