Moral Judgments Recruit Domain-General Valuation Mechanisms to Integrate Representations of Probability and Magnitude

@article{Shenhav2010MoralJR,
  title={Moral Judgments Recruit Domain-General Valuation Mechanisms to Integrate Representations of Probability and Magnitude},
  author={Amitai Shenhav and Joshua D. Greene},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2010},
  volume={67},
  pages={667-677}
}
Many important moral decisions, particularly at the policy level, require the evaluation of choices involving outcomes of variable magnitude and probability. Many economic decisions involve the same problem. It is not known whether and to what extent these structurally isomorphic decisions rely on common neural mechanisms. Subjects undergoing fMRI evaluated the moral acceptability of sacrificing a single life to save a larger group of variable size and probability of dying without action… CONTINUE READING

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