2.2. Emotion and Moral Cognition

  1. Richard Ebstein,
  2. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and
  3. Soo Hong Chew
  1. Michael Koenigs

Published Online: 25 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch7

From DNA to Social Cognition

From DNA to Social Cognition

How to Cite

Koenigs, M. (2011) Emotion and Moral Cognition, in From DNA to Social Cognition (eds R. Ebstein, S. Shamay-Tsoory and S. H. Chew), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470543962

Online ISBN: 9781118101803



  • emotion and moral cognition - integrating psychological and neuroscientific research findings, role of emotion in moral cognition;
  • vmPFC, ventromedial prefrontal cortex role - emotion and moral cognition, brain imaging measuring functional brain activity;
  • better understanding of psychological and biological processes - underlying moral (and immoral) behavior, at individual or societal level


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Psychological Studies

  • Neurological Patient Studies

  • Brain Imaging Studies

  • Conclusion

  • References