Increasing the role of belief information in moral judgments by stimulating the right temporoparietal junction.

@article{Sellaro2015IncreasingTR,
  title={Increasing the role of belief information in moral judgments by stimulating the right temporoparietal junction.},
  author={Roberta Sellaro and Berna G{\"u}roglu and Michael A. Nitsche and Wery P. M. van den Wildenberg and Valentina Massaro and Jeffrey Durieux and Bernhard Hommel and Lorenza S. Colzato},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={77},
  pages={400-8}
}
Morality plays a vital role in our social life. A vast body of research has suggested that moral judgments rely on cognitive processes mediated by the right temporoparietal junction (rTPJ), an area thought to be involved in belief attribution. Here we assessed the role of the rTPJ in moral judgments directly by means of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)--a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that, by applying a weak current to the scalp, allows modulating cortical excitability… CONTINUE READING