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The moral brain : essays on the evolutionary and neuroscientific aspects of morality / Jan Verplaetse ... [et al.], editors.

Contributor(s): Verplaetse, Jan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Springer.Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, c2009Description: 1 online resource (viii, 275 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781402062872; 1402062877.Subject(s): Ethics | Brain -- Localization of functions | Evolutionary psychologyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Moral brain.Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contributors; Introduction; The Immoral Brain; Extended Attachment and the Human Brain: Internalized Cultural Values and Evolutionary Implications; Neuro-Cognitive Systems Involved in Moral Reasoning; Empathy and Morality: Integrating Social and Neuroscience Approaches; Moral Judgment and the Brain: A Functional Approach to the Question of Emotion and Cognition in Moral Judgment Integrating Psychology, Neuroscience and Evolutionary Biology; Moral Dysfunction: Theoretical Model and Potential Neurosurgical Treatments.
Summary: Which evolutionary biological hypotheses provide a useful framework for starting neurological research? How can brain imaging be used to corroborate hypotheses concerning the evolutionary background of our species? This reader assess how cooperation between neurology and evolutionary psychology can boost research into the field of the moral brain.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contributors; Introduction; The Immoral Brain; Extended Attachment and the Human Brain: Internalized Cultural Values and Evolutionary Implications; Neuro-Cognitive Systems Involved in Moral Reasoning; Empathy and Morality: Integrating Social and Neuroscience Approaches; Moral Judgment and the Brain: A Functional Approach to the Question of Emotion and Cognition in Moral Judgment Integrating Psychology, Neuroscience and Evolutionary Biology; Moral Dysfunction: Theoretical Model and Potential Neurosurgical Treatments.

Which evolutionary biological hypotheses provide a useful framework for starting neurological research? How can brain imaging be used to corroborate hypotheses concerning the evolutionary background of our species? This reader assess how cooperation between neurology and evolutionary psychology can boost research into the field of the moral brain.

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