Computation and Neural Systems Seminar

Monday May 21, 2012 4:00 PM

Integrative Moral Cognition

Speaker: Joshua Greene, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
I’ll discuss several lines of research illustrating a common theme: Moral judgments are produced, not by a dedicated moral faculty, but through the cooperative and competitive operations of diverse cognitive systems. Many of these systems are domain-general and not specifically dedicated to moral judgment. These include systems that enable rule-based reasoning, cognitive control, visual imagery, the affective integration of decision variables, reward processing, and the construction of complex thoughts.
Series Computation and Neural Systems Seminar

Contact: Tanya Owen at 626-395-8817 tanya@cns.caltech.edu