In the New York Times Sunday Review, the Martinos Center's Lisa Feldman Barrett discusses the possible role of “affective realism” - the tendency of your feelings to influence what you see - in police shootings.
CNN explores the neuroscience of morality
CNN Health has highlighted work by Martinos-affiliated researchers in its "Inside Your Brain" series. In "How Your Brain Makes Moral Judgements," writer Elizabeth Landau explores studies of the neuroscience of morality.
These include studies by Rebecca Saxe and John Gabrieli of the Martinos Imaging Center at MIT, who have probed questions of accidental and intended harms in people with autism and, elsewhere, shown that it is possible to manipulate moral judgment by intervening in brain processes with transcranial magnetic stimulation.