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An fMRI Investigation of Emotional Engagement in Moral Judgment
The long-standing rationalist tradition in moral psychology emphasizes the role of reason in moral judgment. A more recent trend places increased emphasis on emotion. Although both reason and emotionExpand
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The Neural Bases of Cognitive Conflict and Control in Moral Judgment
Traditional theories of moral psychology emphasize reasoning and "higher cognition," while more recent work emphasizes the role of emotion. The present fMRI data support a theory of moral judgmentExpand
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Spontaneous giving and calculated greed
Cooperation is central to human social behaviour. However, choosing to cooperate requires individuals to incur a personal cost to benefit others. Here we explore the cognitive basis of cooperativeExpand
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The secret joke of Kant's soul.
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How (and where) does moral judgment work?
Moral psychology has long focused on reasoning, but recent evidence suggests that moral judgment is more a matter of emotion and affective intuition than deliberate reasoning. Here we discuss recentExpand
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Cognitive load selectively interferes with utilitarian moral judgment
Traditional theories of moral development emphasize the role of controlled cognition in mature moral judgment, while a more recent trend emphasizes intuitive and emotional processes. Here we test aExpand
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Social heuristics shape intuitive cooperation.
Cooperation is central to human societies. Yet relatively little is known about the cognitive underpinnings of cooperative decision making. Does cooperation require deliberate self-restraint? Or isExpand
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Why are VMPFC patients more utilitarian? A dual-process theory of moral judgment explains
  • J. Greene
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 August 2007
Koenigs, Young and colleagues [1] recently tested patients with emotion-related damage in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC) using moral dilemmas used in previous neuroimaging studies [2,3].Expand
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Pushing moral buttons: The interaction between personal force and intention in moral judgment
In some cases people judge it morally acceptable to sacrifice one person's life in order to save several other lives, while in other similar cases they make the opposite judgment. Researchers haveExpand
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Divine intuition: cognitive style influences belief in God.
Some have argued that belief in God is intuitive, a natural (by-)product of the human mind given its cognitive structure and social context. If this is true, the extent to which one believes in GodExpand
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