9.46 Neuroscience of Morality

Class Info

Advanced seminar that covers both classic and cutting-edge primary literature from psychology and the neuroscience of morality. Addresses questions about how the human brain decides which actions are morally right or wrong (including neural mechanisms of empathy and self-control), how such brain systems develop over childhood and differ across individuals and cultures, and how they are affected by brain diseases (such as psychopathy, autism, tumors, or addiction). Instruction and practice in written and oral communication provided. Limited to 24.

This class has 9.00, 9.01, 9.13, and 9.85 as prerequisites.

9.46 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by R. Saxe.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 46-1015.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-M.

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