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Oriel FeldmanHall
Oriel FeldmanHall
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, NYU
The Moral Brain
The Moral Brain
Every single day, we face challenges to fairness, justice, and morality; whether it be something that we witness while walking on the street, issues we face with colleagues and friends, or atrocities plastered across the front pages of newspapers. How do we deal with these violations that harm fairness? History has long demonstrated that humans are neither purely self-interested beings, nor selfless moral archetypes. So where exactly do we stand? In this talk, Feldmanhall will look into what drives humans and how we respond to injustices; she will explore the moral calculus by using classic economic tools, experimental psychology paradigms, and functional magnetic imaging.
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Bio
Oriel Feldmanhall earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Cambridge, and her current research explores the neural basis of human social behaviour, with a focus on morality, altruism, and socio-emotional decision-making. The main goal of her investigations is to understand how the brain detects, values, and assesses conflicting reward and punishment contingencies, as well as to examine the role of emotion and its operational power in shaping social interactions. Feldmanhall has participated in lectures and conferences at the London School of Economics, and invited to speak at a talk held in Kyoto by the International Society of Research on Emotion (ISRE.)