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Neural correlates of moral decision-making in psychopaths - An fMRI study

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-254916

Jochem, Carmen (2012) Neural correlates of moral decision-making in psychopaths - An fMRI study. PhD, Universität Regensburg

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Abstract (English)

The present fMRI study is the first that investigates the neural correlates of everyday moral decision-making in psychopaths. Patients suffering from psychopathy show an emotional detachment as well as an antisocial and often immoral behavior. In contrast to the neural correlates of moral reasoning in healthy individuals, the corresponding neural correlates in psychopaths are poorly understood. ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Die vorliegende fMRT Studie untersucht die neuronalen Korrelate alltäglichen moralischen Urteilens bei Psychopathen. Patienten mit dem Störungsbild der Psychopathie sind gekennzeichnet durch emotionale Beeinträchtigung sowie durch dissoziales und häufig unmoralisches Verhalten. Im Gegensatz zu den neuronalen Korrelaten moralischen Urteilens bei gesunden Individuen sind die entsprechenden ...

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Item Type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:30 July 2012
Referee:Prof. Dr. Göran Hajak and Prof. Dr. Thomas Loew
Date of exam:20 July 2012
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Keywords:Psychopathy, morality, moral decision-making, neural correlates
Subjects:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Deposited On:30 Jul 2012 06:24
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 19:03
Item ID:25491
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