Moral judgments, emotions and the utilitarian brain

Jorge Moll, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza
2007 Trends in Cognitive Sciences  
The investigation of the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying the moral mind is of paramount importance for understanding complex human behaviors, from altruism to antisocial acts. A new study on patients with prefrontal damage provides key insights on the neurobiology of moral judgment and raises new questions on the mechanisms by which reason and emotion contribute to moral cognition.
doi:10.1016/j.tics.2007.06.001 pmid:17602852 fatcat:3wo3fxfxrbglteaawxub7c54q4