Neural correlates of human virtue judgment

Hidehiko Takahashi, Motoichiro Kato, Masato Matsuura, Michihiko Koeda, Noriaki Yahata, Tetsuya Suhara, Yoshiro Okubo

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Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that the brain regions implicated in moral cognition. However, those studies have focused exclusively on violation of social norms and negative moral emotions, and very little effort has been expended on the investigation of positive reactions to moral excellence. It remains unclear whether the brain regions implicated in moral cognition have specific roles in processing moral violation or, more generally, process human morality per se. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain activations during evaluation of moral beauty and depravity were investigated. Praiseworthiness for moral beauty was associated with activation in the orbitofrontal cortex, whereas blameworthiness for moral depravity was related to the posterior superior temporal sulcus. Humans might have developed different neurocognitive systems for evaluating blameworthiness and praiseworthiness. The central process of moral beauty evaluation might be related to that of aesthetic evaluation. Our finding might contribute to a better understanding of human morality.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1886-1891
ページ数6
ジャーナルCerebral Cortex
18
発行部数8
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出版物ステータスPublished - 2008 8

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Esthetics
Neuroimaging
Emotions
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Takahashi, H., Kato, M., Matsuura, M., Koeda, M., Yahata, N., Suhara, T., & Okubo, Y. (2008). Neural correlates of human virtue judgment. Cerebral Cortex, 18(8), 1886-1891. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhm214

Neural correlates of human virtue judgment. / Takahashi, Hidehiko; Kato, Motoichiro; Matsuura, Masato; Koeda, Michihiko; Yahata, Noriaki; Suhara, Tetsuya; Okubo, Yoshiro.

:: Cerebral Cortex, 巻 18, 番号 8, 08.2008, p. 1886-1891.

研究成果: Article

Takahashi, H, Kato, M, Matsuura, M, Koeda, M, Yahata, N, Suhara, T & Okubo, Y 2008, 'Neural correlates of human virtue judgment', Cerebral Cortex, 巻. 18, 番号 8, pp. 1886-1891. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhm214
Takahashi H, Kato M, Matsuura M, Koeda M, Yahata N, Suhara T その他. Neural correlates of human virtue judgment. Cerebral Cortex. 2008 8;18(8):1886-1891. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhm214
Takahashi, Hidehiko ; Kato, Motoichiro ; Matsuura, Masato ; Koeda, Michihiko ; Yahata, Noriaki ; Suhara, Tetsuya ; Okubo, Yoshiro. / Neural correlates of human virtue judgment. :: Cerebral Cortex. 2008 ; 巻 18, 番号 8. pp. 1886-1891.
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