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FTA: "By stimulating a certain region of the brain, scientists can alter a person's ability to make moral judgments... The study results show that stimulating a specific brain region interfered with the participants' ability to consider this mental state information when assessing hypothetical situations dealing with morality. For instance, participants who received this brain stimulation were more likely to judge as morally acceptable scenarios involving attempted harms - where a person intends, but fails to carry out a crime, like an attempted poisoning."

Morality Altered by Brain Stimulation

The scientific paper behind this article is found at http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/03/11/0914826107.full.pdf+html


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Mar 31, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=155

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