Online processing of moral transgressions: ERP evidence for spontaneous evaluation.

  title={Online processing of moral transgressions: ERP evidence for spontaneous evaluation.},
  author={Hartmut Leuthold and Angelika Kunkel and Ian Grant Mackenzie and Ruth Filik},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  volume={10 8},
Experimental studies using fictional moral dilemmas indicate that both automatic emotional processes and controlled cognitive processes contribute to moral judgments. However, not much is known about how people process socio-normative violations that are more common to their everyday life nor the time-course of these processes. Thus, we recorded participants' electrical brain activity while they were reading vignettes that either contained morally acceptable vs unacceptable information or text… CONTINUE READING
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