"The Wickedest Links
" posted by Chateau Heartiste
today include one to peer-reviewed research finding that "that Catholics recruited different areas for deontological (precuneus; temporoparietal junction [TPJ]) and utilitarian moral judgments (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex [DLPFC]; temporal poles [TP]), whereas Atheists did not (superior parietal gyrus [SPG] for both types of judgment)" — Roman Catholic beliefs produce characteristic neural responses to moral dilemmas
Furthermore, the study finds that "Catholics showed enhanced
activity in DLPFC and posterior cingulate cortex [PCC] during utilitarian moral judgments to impersonal moral dilemmas, and enhanced
responses in anterior cingulate cortex [ACC] and superior
temporal sulcus [STS] during deontological moral judgments to personal moral dilemmas" [emphases mine].
Labels: Atheism, Science, The Catholic Faith