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NEWS
  • Trust in the Twitterverse

    by Evan Lerner from Seed Magazine "Today, down in the descriptively named Research Triangle in North Carolina, more than 250 scientists, journalists, bloggers, programmers, and multi-hyphenated combinations thereof are planning the future of science communication on the web. (Practicing what it...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Socially Awkward? Check Your Genes

    by Michael Torrice from Science "Some people can read your face and know you've had a bad day. Others seem oblivious. Now, researchers have pinpointed a genetic explanation for why some people are better empathizers than others. Empathy is crucial for our everyday social interactions. Neuroscientists...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Review of "Hardwired Behavior: What Neuroscience Reveals About Morality"

    "Birds do it. Bees do it. Termites and ants, while not so lyrical, also do it. They all live in social groups. All cooperative creatures have an important similarity: their social structures do not operate arbitrarily. But in the familiar social species called Homo sapiens, social rules are usually...
     Posted by: admin
  • I feel your pain, even though I can't feel mine

    A recent article in Science News discusses a study about the psychological mechanisms mediating the relationship between pain and empathy. "In 1985, Monday Night Football fans looked on as Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann was sacked. The collision was so forceful that it snapped Theismann...
     Posted by: admin
  • Moral thinking: Biology invades a field philosophers thought was safely theirs

    Considering morality from viewpoints other than philosophy is becoming more and more common. This article from The Economist describes a panel discussion focusing on what biology has to offer in the debate about morality. Source: The Economist "Whence morality? That is a question which has troubled...
     Posted by: admin
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Neural correlates of admiration and compassion (2009)

    Abstract: In an fMRI experiment, participants were exposed to narratives based on true stories designed to evoke admiration and compassion in 4 distinct categories: admiration for virtue (AV), admiration for skill (AS), compassion for social/psychological pain (CSP), and compassion for physical pain...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • An Integrated View of Empathy: Psychology, Philosophy, and Neuroscience (2009)

    Abstract: In this paper, we will examine and untangle a conflict mainly between a developmental psychologist, Martin Hoffman and a social psychologist, Daniel Batson. According to Hoffman, empathic distress, a vicarious feeling through empathy, is transformed into an altruistic motivation. Batson and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • What motivates repayment? Neural correlates of reciprocity in the Trust Game (2009)

    Wouter van den Bos, Eric van Dijk, Michiel Westenberg, Serge A.R.B. Rombouts, Eveline A. Cron Reciprocity of trust is important for social interaction and depends on individual differences in social value orientation (SVO). Here, we examined the neural correlates of reciprocity by manipulating two factors...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • How do you feel — now? The anterior insula and human awareness (2009)

    Abstract: The anterior insular cortex (AIC) is implicated in a wide range of conditions and behaviours, from bowel distension and orgasm, to cigarette craving and maternal love, to decision making and sudden insight. Its function in the re-representation of interoception offers one possible basis for...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • The Neural Correlates of Third-Party Punishment (2008)

    Abstract: Legal decision-making in criminal contexts includes two essential functions performed by impartial "third parties": assessing responsibility and determining an appropriate punishment. To explore the neural underpinnings of these processes, we scanned subjects with fMRI while they...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Neural Correlates of Human Virtue Judgment (2008)

    Abstract: Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that the brain regions implicated in moral cognition. However, those studies have focused exclusively on violation of social norms and negative moral emotions, and very little effort has been expended on the investigation of positive reactions to moral...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Christian Ethics and the Moral Psychologies (2006)

    Abstract: Interest in the insights of psychology has become part of our culture. Psychological solutions are advanced for a whole host of moral dilemmas. How should an ethically-minded Christian include insights from such disciplines as psychoanalysis, cognitive moral development and neuroscience in...
    (My publication) Posted by: dsbrowni
  • Empathy for Pain Involves the Affective but not Sensory Components of Pain (2004)

    Abstract: Our ability to have an experience of another's pain is characteristic of empathy . Using functional imaging, we assessed brain activity while volunteers experienced a painful stimulus and compared it to that elicited when they observed a signal indicating that their loved one—present in...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Just Because You’re Imaging the Brain Doesn’t Mean You Can Stop Using Your Head: A Primer and Set of First Principles (2003)

    Abstract: Developments within the neurosciences, cognitive sciences, and social sciences have contributed to the emergence of social neuroscience. Among the most obvious contemporary developments are brain- imaging procedures such as functional magnetic resonance imaging. The authors outline a set of...
    (My publication) Posted by: h-nusbaum
  • The Neural Correlates of Moral Sensitivity: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Investigation of Basic and Moral Emotions (2002)

    Abstract: Humans are endowed with a natural sense of fairness that permeates social perceptions and interactions. This moral stance is so ubiquitous that we may not notice it as a fundamental component of daily decision making and in the workings of many legal, political, and social systems. Emotion...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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