Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mill on one shoulder, Kant on the other?

Profit vs. Principle: The Neurobiology of Integrity:


When test subjects agreed to sell out, their brains displayed common signatures of activity in regions previously linked to calculating utility. When they refused, activity was concentrated in other parts of their brains: the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, which is known to be involved in processing and understanding abstract rules, and the right temporoparietal junction, which has been implicated in moral judgement.
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