The contribution of emotion and cognition to moral sensitivity: a neurodevelopmental study.

@article{Decety2012TheCO,
  title={The contribution of emotion and cognition to moral sensitivity: a neurodevelopmental study.},
  author={Jean Decety and Kalina Michalska and Katherine D. Kinzler},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={209-20}
}
Whether emotion is a source of moral judgments remains controversial. This study combined neurophysiological measures, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, eye-tracking, and pupillary response with behavioral measures assessing affective and moral judgments across age. One hundred and twenty-six participants aged between 4 and 37 years viewed scenarios depicting intentional versus accidental actions that caused harm/damage to people and objects. Morally, salient scenarios evoked… CONTINUE READING
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