Contrary to popular belief, a new study reveals higher levels of testosterone may make people more sensitive to moral norms.
Researchers argue humans did not evolve to be consistently happy but primarily survive and reproduce. Evolution, they say, placed an advantage on depression, preventing humans from engaging in risky or hopeless situations.
Moral emotions are significantly more impaired than emotions without moral content in those with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). By contrast, those with Alzheimer's disease exhibit similar performance in both moral and extra-moral emotions as healthy subjects. The findings provide a novel biomarker for the diagnosis of FTD.
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As robots become more autonomous, people will regard them as more responsible for accidental wrongdoing.
A new study reports genetics, in addition to environmental factors, influence morals and some personal behaviors in adults.
According to researchers, when faced with high stakes decision making tasks, people are more likely to lose sight of personal morality, leading to more cheating and less charitable efforts.