Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mind and Brain Lecture Series Winds Up

Posted By on Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:47 AM

The UA's Mind and Brain lecture series wraps up tonight with "Morality and the Emotional Brain."

Shaun Nichols, a professor of philosophy, will discuss:

Does morality come from the emotions, or from rational thought? Philosophers have struggled with this question for centuries. Recent work in cognitive science suggests that emotions play a critical role in the normal ability to think about morality. Studies indicate that psychopaths have a deficient understanding of morality, and when abnormalities are found in brain regions associated with emotions, these same patients make atypical decisions about difficult moral problems. Emotions alone do not completely account for moral judgment, but the emotional brain shapes our models of what it is to be moral.

This has been a fascinating series that has packed the house at Centennial Hall. Check it out tonight at 7 p.m. if you get a chance. Details here.

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