Morphing Morals: Neurochemical Modulation of Moral Judgment and Behavior

source: New York University    2012年5月3日
Molly Crockett, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory for Social & Neural Systems Research,
Department of Economics, University of Zurich
Abstract: Neuroscientists are now discovering how hormones and brain chemicals shape social behavior, opening potential avenues for pharmacological manipulation of ethical values. In this talk, I will present an overview of recent studies showing how altering brain chemistry can change moral judgment and behavior. These findings raise new questions about the anatomy of the moral mind, and suggest directions for future research in both neurobiology and practical ethics.

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