Fault trumps gruesome evidence when it comes to punishment

3 agosto 2014

Issues of crime and punishment, vengeance and justice date back to the dawn of human history, but it is only in the last few years that scientists have begun exploring the basic nature of the complex neural processes in the brain that underlie these fundamental behaviors. A new brain imaging study has identified the mechanisms involved in balancing blameworthiness and the emotion-driven urge to punish.