Neural Resonance Predicts Decision-Making in Moral Dilemmas

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 02:52:20 am »
Shaking my head at the overstatement in the headline....
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 03:43:05 am »
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But the researchers found no correlation between people's brain activity and their willingness to hypothetically harm one person in the interest of the greater good—such as silencing the baby to save more lives. Those decisions are thought to stem from more cognitive, deliberative processes.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 08:10:35 pm »
Shaking my head at the overstatement in the headline....
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But the researchers found no correlation between people's brain activity and their willingness to hypothetically harm one person in the interest of the greater good—such as silencing the baby to save more lives. Those decisions are thought to stem from more cognitive, deliberative processes.
I dislike the trend of misleading or downright false headlines to garner clicks.
I find myself not clicking on articles or links that I might otherwise enjoy in order to discourage that behavior - as much as one click in an ocean of them can make a difference.

A more appropriate title would unfortunately read something like 'study finds ambiguous results, requires additional research'. But your not getting any more grants with that kind of rhetoric, or article clicks.

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 10:40:08 pm »
Shaking my head at the overstatement in the headline....
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But the researchers found no correlation between people's brain activity and their willingness to hypothetically harm one person in the interest of the greater good—such as silencing the baby to save more lives. Those decisions are thought to stem from more cognitive, deliberative processes.
I dislike the trend of misleading or downright false headlines to garner clicks.
I find myself not clicking on articles or links that I might otherwise enjoy in order to discourage that behavior - as much as one click in an ocean of them can make a difference.

A more appropriate title would unfortunately read something like 'study finds ambiguous results, requires additional research'. But your not getting any more grants with that kind of rhetoric, or article clicks.

The problem in the title is the word "predicts," which is used differently among the authors of this paper than among laypeople.

The sentence "neural resonance predicts no correlation ..." is likely as equally confounding to some readers as it is coherent to some scientists.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 03:12:36 pm »
Mirror neuron activity and people's decision-making in moral dilemmas

Does seem to make for a better title.
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