“The Dark Side of Social Encounters: Prospects for a Neuroscience of Human Evil”
This article discusses how findings from social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience might contribute to our understanding of human evil. Integrating theories of personality and social psychology as well as the notions of deindividuation and dehumanization with recent neuroscientific insight, the authors elaborate on the nature of human evil and its potential roots in brain systems associated with affective processing and cognitive control. (via)
Dehumanization, the erosion of empathy, right? So, what I’m working on now will be involving the functional integrity/neural corelates of evil. And, ya know, if my Bronx hero, Zimbardo is on board with it saying, “…investigating the neural correlates of human evil may advance existing areas of inquiry, such as aggression research and somatic marker theory, and also reveal new findings and further research questions”, then I’ve got my ticket to ride.
img ”Lucifer the Morning Star, descending to the Abyss” by Kazuya Akimoto.
This painting is just begging to be on my wall. B E G G I N G.