Event Title

Creating a Psychopath: Morality and the Human Brain

Presenter Information

Samuel Glaisher, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 122

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:07 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

My presentation will address the aspect of morality in relation to the human brain. Where is morality located and what incoming stimuli elicit certain responses within the brain. Furthermore, research has shown that chemicals as well as trauma can affect moral judgement. My presentation will address whether or not it is possible to clinically alter certain brain regions to the point where antisocial, psychopathic behavior can be produced.

Faculty Sponsor

Melissa Glenn

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1884

Share

COinS
 
Apr 30th, 1:07 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

Creating a Psychopath: Morality and the Human Brain

Diamond 122

My presentation will address the aspect of morality in relation to the human brain. Where is morality located and what incoming stimuli elicit certain responses within the brain. Furthermore, research has shown that chemicals as well as trauma can affect moral judgement. My presentation will address whether or not it is possible to clinically alter certain brain regions to the point where antisocial, psychopathic behavior can be produced.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/365