Нейровизуализация и феномен морального выбора

Translated title of the contribution: Neuroimaging and the phenomenon of moral choice

Ксения Геннадьевна Мажирина, Ольга Николаевна Первушина, Александр Александрович Фёдоров, Маркс Борисович Штарк

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The article provides an overview of modern theories of moral choice, analyzing the results of studying the neurobiological basics of morality using neuroimaging and neurophysiological technologies. The supposed potential contribution of various structures of the brain and the relationship of neural networks with the characteristics of moral behavior are considered. The data of neuroimaging of the process of making moral decisions are analyzed, showing that making a moral choice is followed by a specific dynamics of activation of brain structures network mainly associated with empathy, the functioning of the mental model, cognition, and emotions. No brain areas absolutely specific for solving moral dilemmas were identified, but the formation of moral competencies assumed an activation of a number of brain structures, in particular, prefrontal cortex, cingulate cortex, and amygdala.
Translated title of the contributionNeuroimaging and the phenomenon of moral choice
Original languageRussian
Article number2
Pages (from-to)16-30
Number of pages15
JournalУспехи физиологичеких наук
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

State classification of scientific and technological information

  • 15.21 General psychology

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