Monday, February 17, 2014

Brain stimulation and social norms

This article discusses how brain stimulation can affect one’s compliance with social norms. Through a new study conducted at the University of Zurich, it has been discovered that human norm compliance behaviors are determined by the prefrontal cortex and is, in fact, impartial to previous knowledge about the norm. Specifically, results from the experiment have concluded that neural stimulation in the prefrontal cortex enhances one’s decisions to abide by social norms.

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