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Feelings, Brain and Prevention of Corruption


Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán


METODO

Isaac De León-Beltrán



Mauricio Rubio


METODO

July 19, 2008

International Journal of Psychology Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2008

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In this paper we propose an answer for the question: why, sometimes, people don’t perceive corruption as a crime? To answer this question we use a neurological and a psychological concept. As humans, we experience our emotions and feelings in first person, but the neuropsychological mechanism known as “mirror neurons” makes possible to simulate emotions and feelings of others. It means that our emotions and feelings are linked with emotions and feelings of others. When mirror areas in the brain are activated we can understand and simulate in first person the actions, emotions and feelings of people. Because of these areas, the observer’s brain acts “as if” it was experiencing the same action or the same feeling that is perceived. Each organism establishes causal relations to understand, manipulate and move in the world. Causal relations can be classified as simple or complex. In a simple causal relation, cause and effect are close in space and time. When cause and effect are not close in space and time, the causal relation is complex. When perceiving or committing homicide, a simple causal relation is enough for identifying a victim, but when perceiving or committing a public corruption crime, a complex causal relation must be established for identifying a victim. When seeing someone committing bribe there is no an evident victim. If persons can’t identify victims of public corruption crimes, then they will not generate empathy feelings. When a victim is not identified and perceived, there is no reason for thinking that harm is being inflicted and mirror areas in the brain are not activated.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: Corruption, Brain, Emotions, Mirror Neurons, Theory of Mind, Feelings

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Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán and de León-Beltrán, Isaac and Rubio, Mauricio, Feelings, Brain and Prevention of Corruption (July 19, 2008). International Journal of Psychology Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1391104

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Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán (Contact Author)
METODO ( email )
Bogotá
Colombia
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Mauricio Rubio
METODO ( email )
Bogotá
Colombia
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