Are humans hardwired for transgressions? Why are some of the brain's most basic instincts considered bad behavior? Why does bad behavior come so naturally to us? National Geographic's Brain Games asks Neuroscience News.
A new study reveals there may be a common underlying genetic basis underlying a person's disapproval of non-committal sexual behaviors and condemnation of recreational drug use. Findings shed light on how heredity may relate to some of our deepest moral stances.
According to researchers, people tend to be more lenient towards politicians' lies when they believe a specific political stance is morally correct. Researchers suggest supporters perceive the lies to be a necessary means to achieve a higher moral end.
UCSF researchers report the food and beverage industries push sugary products while obfuscating the significant health issues added sugars can cause. The findings shed light on sugars' link to disease and exposes industrial tactics to downplay the public health risks of diets too high in sugar.
Researchers have developed new tests and math models to help quantify automatic moral and empathetic judgement.
While many people freeze while witnessing a violent event, researchers say nine times out of ten, at least one person will intervene to help the victim.
A new ethical framework proposes researchers should already assume brain organoids already have consciousness, rather than waiting for research to confirm they do.