publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

The Neural Correlates of Moral Thinking: A Meta-Analysis

Douglas J. Bryant; Wang F; Kelley Deardeuff; Emily Zoccoli; Chang S. Nam;
  • Published: 04 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate current research that aims to map the neural correlates of two typical conditions of moral judgment: right-wrong moral judgments and decision-making in moral dilemmas. Utilizing the activation likelihood estimation (ALE) method, we conducted a meta-analysis using neuroimaging data obtained from twenty-one previous studies that measured responses in one or the other of these conditions. We found that across the studies (n = 400), distinct neural circuits correlated with a distinction in the type of moral question used as stimulus. For right-wrong moral judgments, the significantly active regions were identified in the righ...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanitiesbehavioral disciplines and activitiesnervous systemhealth care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Right-Wrong Moral Judgments, Decision-Making in Moral Dilemmas, Moral Brain, Coordinate-Based Brain Activation, Health Care
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

The Neural Correlates of Moral Thinking: A Meta-Analysis

Douglas J. Bryant; Wang F; Kelley Deardeuff; Emily Zoccoli; Chang S. Nam;