The Martinos Center's Lisa Feldman Barrett challenges the reliance on essentialism in the study of emotions in this New York Times Op Ed.
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.