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The faculty of language: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?
We argue that an understanding of the faculty of language requires substantial interdisciplinary cooperation. We suggest how current developments in linguistics can be profitably wedded to work inExpand
Damage to the prefrontal cortex increases utilitarian moral judgements
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It is shown that six patients with focal bilateral damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPC), a brain region necessary for the normal generation of emotions, produce an abnormally ‘utilitarian’ pattern of judgements on moral dilemmas that pit compelling considerations of aggregate welfare against highly emotionally aversive behaviours. Expand
The Role of Conscious Reasoning and Intuition in Moral Judgment
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The moral principles used in judgment must be directly compared with those articulated in justification, and doing so shows that some moral principles are available to conscious reasoning whereas others are not. Expand
Computational Constraints on Syntactic Processing in a Nonhuman Primate
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Monkeys tested with the same methods, syllables, and sequence lengths were unable to master a grammar at this higher, “phrase structure grammar” level, but it is demonstrated that monkeys can spontaneously master such grammars. Expand
The faculty of language: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?
We argue that an understanding of the faculty of language requires substantial interdisciplinary cooperation. We suggest how current developments in linguistics can be profitably wedded to work inExpand
The Representations Underlying Infants' Choice of More: Object Files Versus Analog Magnitudes
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The pattern of success and failure of infants' spontaneous representations of more and less supports the hypothesis that they relied on object-file representations, comparing mental models via total volume or surface area rather than via one-to-one correspondence between object files. Expand
Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong
Scholars have long argued that moral judgements arise from rational deliberations about what society determines is right and wrong. This has generated the idea that our moral psychology is founded onExpand
A Dissociation Between Moral Judgments and Justifications
To what extent do moral judgments depend on conscious reasoning from explicitly understood principles? We address this question by investigating one particular moral principle, the principle of theExpand
Spontaneous number representation in semi–free–ranging rhesus monkeys
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The range of success achieved by rhesus monkeys in this spontaneous–number task matches the range achieved by human infants and corresponds to the range encoded in the syntax of natural languages. Expand
The neural basis of the interaction between theory of mind and moral judgment
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The results not only suggest a general role for belief attribution during moral judgment, but also add detail to the understanding of the interaction between these processes at both the neural and behavioral levels. Expand
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