How Our Brains Differentiate Right from Wrong

Harrison Tasoff in Neuroscience News:

Researchers, guided by the Moral Foundations Theory (MFT), explored the neural basis of morality. They discovered that while a general brain network is involved in judging moral violations, distinct activity patterns arise for different moral issues, supporting a pluralistic view.

Surprisingly, the brain activity patterns also revealed differences in how liberals and conservatives perceive moral issues. These findings add depth to our understanding of the foundations of moral reasoning.

More here.