Striking evidence that the right TPJ in the brain surface above and behind the right ear

The study, 'striking evidence 'that the right TPJ in the brain surface above and behind the right ear, is crucial for moral judgments, says Liane Young, lead author of the paper . It is also terrifying, because under normal circumstances people confident and very consistent in these kinds of moral judgments, says Young, a postdoctoral associate in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. 'You think of morality as a really high-level behavior,'she says. 'To apply to a specific brain region and change people 's moral judgments are truly amazing. '.

Next Steps: Young makes now a study of the role of the right TPJ in judgments of people who are morally lucky or unlucky. For example, a drunk driver who killing a pedestrian and meets unlucky, compared to an equally drunk driver who makes it home safely, but the unlucky homicidal driver tends to be judged more morally reprehensible. 'Disruption of the right temporo-parietal junction with transcranial magnetic stimulation reduces the role of beliefs in moral judgments, 'Liane Young, Joan Albert Camprodon, Marc Hauser, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Rebecca Saxe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, week of 29 March 2010.

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