Hans-Peter Schwintowski

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Moral decision-making is central to everyday social life because the evaluation of the actions of another agent or our own actions made with respect to the norms and values guides our behavior in a community. There is previous evidence that the presence of bodily harm--even if irrelevant for a decision--may affect the decision-making process. While recent(More)
Recent functional neuroimaging studies suggest that ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), left posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS) and posterior cingulate cortex are engaged during moral decision-making on complex dilemmatic or salient emotional stimuli. In this fMRI study we investigated which of these brain regions are activated during simple(More)
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