Altered emotional morality in frontotemporal dementia.

@article{Mendez2009AlteredEM,
  title={Altered emotional morality in frontotemporal dementia.},
  author={Mario F. Mendez and Jill S Shapira},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={165-79}
}
INTRODUCTION Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a disorder characterised by abnormal social behaviour and potential sociopathy, provides a window to the neurobiology of moral behaviour. This study investigated the basis of altered moral judgements in patients with FTD. METHODS We administered an inventory of moral knowledge, five "reasoned" moral dilemmas, and five "emotional" moral dilemmas where subjects may cause direct harm to another through their own actions, to 21 patients with FTD… CONTINUE READING

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