Monday, May 21, 2012
Beckman Behavioral Biology 24
Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Integrative Moral Cognition
Joshua Greene, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Ill discuss several lines of research illustrating a common theme: Moral judgments are produced, not by a dedicated moral faculty, but through the cooperative and competitive operations of diverse cognitive systems. Many of these systems are domain-general and not specifically dedicated to moral judgment. These include systems that enable rule-based reasoning, cognitive control, visual imagery, the affective integration of decision variables, reward processing, and the construction of complex thoughts.