Latest Morality Stories
A new study from MIT neuroscientists suggests that our ability to respond appropriately to intended harms â€” that is, with outrage toward the perpetrator â€” is seated in a brain region associated with regulating emotions.
New research provides insight into the region of the brain that underlies our tendency to condemn failed attempts to harm and forgive harms that are accidental
Analysis: Helping to stop doctors becoming complicit in torture.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb.
The details surrounding the emergence and evolution of religion have not been clearly established and remain a source of much debate among scholars.
Analysis: Interrogating the role of mental health professionals in assessing torture.
2009 may well be remembered for its scandal-ridden headlines, from admissions of extramarital affairs by governors and senators, to corporate executives flying private jets while cutting employee benefits, and most recently, to a mysterious early morning car crash in Florida.
EVANSTON, Ill., Dec.
Picture the following hypothetical scenario: A trolley is headed toward five helpless victims.
The rationale behind torture is that pain will make the guilty confess, but a new study by researchers at Harvard University finds that the pain of torture can make even the innocent seem guilty.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.