Understanding disgust

@article{Chapman2012UnderstandingD,
  title={Understanding disgust},
  author={Hanah A Chapman and Adam K. Anderson},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={1251}
}
Disgust is characterized by a remarkably diverse set of stimulus triggers, ranging from extremely concrete (bad tastes and disease vectors) to extremely abstract (moral transgressions and those who commit them). This diversity may reflect an expansion of the role of disgust over evolutionary time, from an origin in defending the body against toxicity and disease, through defense against other threats to biological fitness (e.g., incest), to involvement in the selection of suitable interaction… Expand
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