People prefer fair, but does the brain?

13 enero 2015

Whether for oneself or for others, fairness is preferred by people, but the brain network changes depending on who is actually benefiting. «In previous studies,» explains the lead investigator, «we found the same tendency to reject unfair offers regardless of whether the decision involved the subjects themselves or a third party. Brain imaging, however, suggested that the brain was working differently in the two situations.»