TB8, L3 - Morality

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1. Which brain areas were active during impersonal over personal dilemmas?

  • DLPFC and parietal lobe
  • Medial frontal gyrus, posterior cingulate, angular gyrus
  • Medial OFC and parietal lobe
  • DLPFC and medial OFC
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2. Difficult over easy dilemmas (high RT > low RT) show increased brain activity in which areas?

  • Anterior cingulate and lateral OFC
  • Lateral OFC and DLPFC
  • Anterior cingulate and DLPFC
  • Anterior cingulate and VMPFC

3. Which of the following was NOT a finding of Bechara et al (1997)?

  • Normal controls do not show an anticipatory GSR when making risky responses
  • Lesioned VLPFC patients do not show an anticipatory GSR when making risky responses
  • Controls choose advantageously before being consciously aware of best strategy
  • Lesioned VLPFC patients behave as if unaware of future consequence

4. Deontology can be defined as:

  • None of the above
  • Moral rules pertaining to absolute rights
  • Personal code of conduct within the ethical constraints of a group
  • Moral value of an action is one way or another a function of its consequence alone

5. The Dual Process theory of moral development suggests that:

  • Reason is a cognitive function
  • Morality guides social conduct
  • Morality is a product of reason
  • All of the above


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