Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses

The researchers identified a region of the brain just above and behind the right ear which appears to control morality and by using magnetic pulses to block cell activity they impaired volunteers' notion of right and wrong. The key area of the brain is a knot of nerve cells known as the right temporo-parietal junction (RTPJ). Previous work has shown the RTPJ to be highly active when people think about the thoughts and beliefs of others.


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