Until recently, morality and religion have been closely linked. From well before the time of the ancient Greek philosophers, religion has guided our moral judgments. Contemporary moral psychologists provide compelling evidence that humans - whether male or female, atheist or religious, American or Aboriginal - make remarkably similar moral judgments. So if religion doesn’t guide our moral judgments, what does? Presenting data from human and non-human studies, Dr. Strand shows that regions in the frontal and temporal lobes form a “moral network,” which are active when making moral judgments. Further, morality is subject to evolutionary mechanisms in much the same way as physical and behavioral traits.
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Strand, CSU Sacramento
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