The Neural Correlates of Moral Sensitivity: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Investigation of Basic and Moral Emotions

  title={The Neural Correlates of Moral Sensitivity: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Investigation of Basic and Moral Emotions},
  author={Jorge Moll and Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza and Paul J. Eslinger and Ivanei E. Bramati and Janaina Mour{\~a}o-Miranda and Pedro Angelo Andreiuolo and Luiz Pessoa},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={2730 - 2736}
Humans are endowed with a natural sense of fairness that permeates social perceptions and interactions. This moral stance is so ubiquitous that we may not notice it as a fundamental component of daily decision making and in the workings of many legal, political, and social systems. Emotion plays a pivotal role in moral experience by assigning human values to events, objects, and actions. Although the brain correlates of basic emotions have been explored, the neural organization of “moral… 

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