music & moral cognition (was: Re: Quick guide to postmodernism (was: Re: Gibson )


Subject: music & moral cognition (was: Re: Quick guide to postmodernism (was: Re: Gibson )
From: Eliot Handelman (eliot@generation.net)
Date: Tue Oct 04 2005 - 18:37:06 EDT


Eliot Handelman wrote:

> Richard Wentk wrote:
>

>>
>> Most verbal narratives, in the sense of novels, dramas, films,
>> mythologies, and so on, aren't just stories with characters and some
>> kind of a plot. The defining element is that they're really *fables*
>> with a definite moral premise.
>
>

Interestingly, this just showed up:

This month's FREE perspective:
THE NEURAL BASIS OF HUMAN MORAL COGNITION
Jorge Moll, Roland Zahn, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, Frank Krueger
and Jordan Grafman
doi:10.1038/nrn1768
http://info.nature.com/cgi-bin24/DM/y/eVFX0Cglyv0C40nGq0E4

Moral cognitive neuroscience is an emerging field of research that
focuses on the neural basis of uniquely human forms of social
cognition and behaviour. Recent functional imaging and clinical
evidence indicates that a remarkably consistent network of brain
regions is involved in moral cognition

-- eliot



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