An fMRI Investigation of Emotional Engagement in Moral Judgment

  title={An fMRI Investigation of Emotional Engagement in Moral Judgment},
  author={Joshua D. Greene and R. Brian Sommerville and Leigh Nystrom and John M. Darley and Jonathan D. Cohen},
  pages={2105 - 2108}
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 emotion are likely to play important roles in moral judgment, relatively little is known about their neural correlates, the nature of their interaction, and the factors that modulate their respective behavioral influences in the context of moral judgment. In two functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI… 
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