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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Increased Grey Matter in Those With Higher Levels of Moral Reasoning

Neuroscience News
Originally published June 3, 2015

Research from Penn scientists and business scholars aims to link moral reasoning with brain architecture.

Individuals with a higher level of moral reasoning skills showed increased gray matter in the areas of the brain implicated in complex social behavior, decision making, and conflict processing as compared to subjects at a lower level of moral reasoning, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with a researcher from Charité Universitätsmediz in Berlin, Germany. The team studied students in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Wharton School. The work is published in the June 3rd edition of the journal PLOS ONE.

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