BusM390Session6_Neuroethics and Emotions

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Neuroethics Session 6 Bus M 390
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Outline Ethics in the brain Mapping the frameworks to the brain
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Ethics in the Brain
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Should you smother a crying baby to protect a  group from approaching enemy soldiers? YES NO PFC Limbic
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Should you smother a crying baby to protect a  group from approaching enemy soldiers? 1. Morality in the brain is  not a fixed activity like  sight or hearing. 2. The activation in the brain  depends heavily on  context.
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How Much Does Context Matter?
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88% 12% 32% 68% 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 Group 1 Group 2 Yes No The only way to  save them is to  hit  a switch  that will  turn the trolley  onto an alternate  set of tracks where  it will kill one  person instead of  five. The only way to  save the five  people is to  push  this stranger  off  the bridge, onto  the tracks below.  He will die if you  do this, but his  body will stop the  trolley from  reaching the  others.
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