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Do abnormal responses show utilitarian bias?

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Neuroscience has recently turned to the study of utilitarian and non-utilitarian moral judgement. Koenigs et al. examine the responses of normal subjects and those with ventromedial-prefrontal-cortex (VMPC) damage to moral scenarios drawn from functional magnetic resonance imaging studies by Greene et al., and claim that patients with VMPC damage have an abnormally "utilitarian" pattern of moral judgement. It is crucial to the claims of Koenigs et al. that the scenarios of Greene et al. pose ...

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10.1038/nature06785

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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
452
Issue:
7185
Pages:
E5
Publication date:
2008-03-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:6a9390be-654e-4dfb-8ae1-11f910563d77
Source identifiers:
191622
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pubs:191622

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