2.3. The Neuroanatomical Basis of Moral Cognition and Emotion

  1. Richard Ebstein,
  2. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and
  3. Soo Hong Chew
  1. Roland Zahn1,2,
  2. Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza2,3 and
  3. Jorge Moll2

Published Online: 25 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch8

From DNA to Social Cognition

From DNA to Social Cognition

How to Cite

Zahn, R., de Oliveira-Souza, R. and Moll, J. (2011) The Neuroanatomical Basis of Moral Cognition and Emotion, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Manchester, School of Psychological Sciences, Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit, Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit, D'Or Institute for Research and Education, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

  3. 3

    Gaffrée e Guinle University Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470543962

Online ISBN: 9781118101803

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Keywords:

  • neuroanatomical basis of moral cognition and emotion - knowing what is morally “right” and “wrong” in humans, not found in any other species;
  • neuroanatomical basis of moral motivations - moral motivations as altruistic motivations;
  • neuroanatomical basis of moral reasoning, and decision making - functional imaging studies of moral judgment and reasoning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Neuroanatomical Basis of Moral Motivations

  • The Neuroanatomical Basis of Sociomoral Knowledge

  • The Neuroanatomical Basis of Moral Reasoning and Decision Making

  • Conclusions and Outlook

  • References