The Neuroscience of Morality


How do brains encode moral impulses?

As you can imagine, that’s an extraordinarily difficult question–in part because definitions of morality can be tricky in the first place.

In this study, researchers study the neural underpinnings of moral decisions–particularly decisions not to harm other people. The findings are quite complicated–lots of talk about the lateral pre-frontal cortex–but a fascinating glimpse into our moral/neural selves.

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