Cultural Neuroscience of Moral Reasoning and Decision-Making

Yi Yuan Tang, Rongxiang Tang

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Abstract

Reasoning and decision-making, as an important aspect of a person's high-level cognition, may be influenced by cultural differences. For example, Asians tend to frame the decision to help as a matter of moral responsibility, whereas Americans are more likely to frame it as one's personal choice. In this chapter, we will discuss the cultural differences in high-level cognition, in regards to moral reasoning and decision-making, especially between the Chinese and American cultures. We will also explore the associated brain networks of cultural variation involved in this reasoning and decision process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages281-287
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780128009352
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Brain mechanism
  • Cultural differences
  • Decision-making
  • Dilemma
  • Moral

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    Tang, Y. Y., & Tang, R. (2016). Cultural Neuroscience of Moral Reasoning and Decision-Making. In Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character (pp. 281-287). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800935-2.00014-2