Moral decisions can be influenced by eye tracking

18 marzo 2015

Our opinions are affected by what our eyes are focusing on in the same instant we make moral decisions. Researchers have managed to influence people’s responses to questions such as ‘is murder defensible?’ by tracking their eye movements. When the participants had looked at a randomly pre-selected response long enough, they were asked for an immediate answer. Fifty-eight percent chose that answer as their moral position.