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The Good, the Bad, and the Just: Justice Sensitivity Predicts Neural Response during Moral Evaluation of Actions Performed by Others

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Neuroscience, March 2014
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Title
The Good, the Bad, and the Just: Justice Sensitivity Predicts Neural Response during Moral Evaluation of Actions Performed by Others
Published in
Journal of Neuroscience, March 2014
DOI 10.1523/jneurosci.4648-13.2014
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Authors

Keith J. Yoder, Jean Decety, Yoder KJ, Decety J

Abstract

Morality is a fundamental component of human cultures and has been defined as prescriptive norms regarding how people should treat one another, including concepts such as justice, fairness, and rights. Using fMRI, the current study examined the extent to which dispositions in justice sensitivity (i.e., how individuals react to experiences of injustice and unfairness) predict behavioral ratings of praise and blame and how they modulate the online neural response and functional connectivity when participants evaluate morally laden (good and bad) everyday actions. Justice sensitivity did not impact the neuro-hemodynamic response in the action-observation network but instead influenced higher-order computational nodes in the right temporoparietal junction (rTPJ), right dorsolateral and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (rdlPFC, dmPFC) that process mental states understanding and maintain goal representations. Activity in these regions predicted praise and blame ratings. Further, the hemodynamic response in rTPJ showed a differentiation between good and bad actions 2 s before the response in rdlPFC. Evaluation of good actions was specifically associated with enhanced activity in dorsal striatum and increased the functional coupling between the rTPJ and the anterior cingulate cortex. Together, this study provides important knowledge in how individual differences in justice sensitivity impact neural computations that support psychological processes involved in moral judgment and mental-state reasoning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 3%
Spain 3 1%
France 3 1%
Australia 3 1%
Japan 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 220 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 59 24%
Researcher 54 22%
Student > Master 30 12%
Student > Bachelor 25 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 9%
Other 54 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 136 56%
Neuroscience 22 9%
Unspecified 21 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 7%
Social Sciences 15 6%
Other 33 14%

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