Koç Üniversitesi Ekonomi ve Psikoloji bölümlerinin ortak davetlisi olarak Chicago Üniversitesi nörobilimcilerinden Prof. Jean Decety 27 Eylül 2012’de bir seminer veriyor.
Seminerin başlığı Is emotion necessary to morality?
Saat 15:30’da başlayacak seminer Koç Üniversitesi, Founders Hall’da gerçekleşecek. Konuşmanın İngilizce özeti ve Profesör Decety hakkında detaylı bilgiyi aşağıda bulabilirsiniz.
Abstract: Whether emotion is a source of moral judgments remains controversial. I will provide evidence from a recent series of functional MRI and ERPs studies with typically developing children and adolescents, as well as incarcerated juvenile and adult psychopaths in support of the view that affective arousal plays a fundamental and perhaps necessary role in the development of morality. I will also argue that moral reasoning is underpinned by specific neural circuitry, but these circuits are not unique to morality; rather, they involve regions and systems underlying specific states of feelings, cognitive and motivational processes. These circuits emerge and are interconnected over the course of development to produce adaptive social behavior.