A Neural Network for Moral Decision Making

FeldmanHall, O., & Mobbs, D. (2015) A Neural Network for Moral Decision-Making. In A.W. Toga, & M. D. Lieberman (eds.) Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Elsevier: Oxford.

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Oriel FeldmanHall

Brown University Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences

Dean Mobbs

Columbia University

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Some of the most fundamental psychological questions concerning human relations center on morality and altruism. Reinvigorated by the advent of modern technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), these questions have been extended to humans, which has resulted in a recent flurry of empirical studies examining the psychological and neural architecture of moral cognition. The depth of this subject is remarkable, and there is insufficient room here to touch on all facets. As a result, this review will cover two questions central to human moral behavior: How do we arrive at our moral judgments? And what is the neural circuitry that underpins these moral judgments?

Suggested Citation

FeldmanHall, Oriel and Mobbs, Dean, A Neural Network for Moral Decision Making (2015). FeldmanHall, O., & Mobbs, D. (2015) A Neural Network for Moral Decision-Making. In A.W. Toga, & M. D. Lieberman (eds.) Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Elsevier: Oxford., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2896868

Oriel FeldmanHall (Contact Author)

Brown University Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences ( email )

190 Thayer St.
Providence, RI 02912
United States

Dean Mobbs

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

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