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Looking up to virtue: Averting gaze facilitates moral construals via posteromedial activations

Abstract:

Witnessing exemplary actions triggers admiration, a positive emotion that can pertain to concrete skills, or move the onlooker beyond physical characteristics to appreciate the abstract, moral implications. Participants reacted to narratives depicting skilled or virtuous protagonists first during a videotaped interview, then during fMRI. We analyzed participants’ gaze aversion (an indicator of disengaging from the immediate environment) and verbal construals (mentions of concrete characterist...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/scan/nsy081

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
Schnall, S More by this author
Immordino-Yang, MH More by this author
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Pavarini, G
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
11
Pages:
1131–1139
Publication date:
2018-09-13
Acceptance date:
2018-09-12
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
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pubs:920588
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uri:2a2110fa-adcf-49e7-981c-439586583f41
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uuid:2a2110fa-adcf-49e7-981c-439586583f41
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pubs:920588

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