According to researchers, stories that force us to think about our deepest moral values activate a brain region once thought to be on autopilot.
Study reveals liberals and conservatives feel certain violations of moral concerns, such as loyalty and purity, in different areas of their bodies.
People with strong moral and political convictions who saw images of protestors congruent to their own views showed activation in the brain's reward system. The study suggests violent acts in political protests can arise as a desire to act morally, rather than from bad intentions.
A new study assesses existing research into 'moral enhancement' technologies and reports that current methods are neither wise nor feasible.
Researchers argue that a child's ability to make a moral judgement has often been substantially underestimated.