Saturday, July 30, 2005

The neuroscience of ethics

This is an interesting article written by Carl Zimmer for Discover back in April '04. The subject of the piece is research being done by philosopher/neuroscientist Joshua Greene at Princeton on the way our brains process ethical decisions, focusing on moral intuition and how some moral questions activate emotional areas of the brain while others active rational areas - even when the questions have the same ethical consequences!

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