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Morality Study Narrows Gap Betwen Mind And Brain

Morality Study Narrows Gap Between Mind And Brain

by Jon Hamilton

March 29, 2010
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Scientists altered people's perceptions of right and wrong by applying magnetic stimulation to the brain. The study is part of a larger effort by scientists to explain the mechanics of how the brain makes moral judgments.

March 29, 2010

Scientists have found a surprising link between magnets and morality. A person's moral judgments can be changed almost instantly by delivering a magnetic pulse to an area of the brain near the right ear, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

People in the study read stories designed to produce moral judgments. One such story begins with a woman named Grace putting powder in her friend's coffee. After that, the story can go in several different directions.

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Added: Mar-30-2010 Occurred On: Mar-30-2010
By: jjjjjay
Tags: Electro-Magnetic, Morality
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