You Shouldn't Have: Your Brain on Others' Crimes

Johannes Haushofer, Ernst Fehr

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Our legal system requires assigning responsibility for crimes and deciding on appropriate punishments. A new fMRI study by Buckholtz et al. in this issue of Neuron reveals that the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (rDLPFC) plays a key role in these cognitive processes. This finding sheds light on the neural mechanisms underlying moral judgment from a third-party perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)738-740
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 10 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


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