Brain scans explain why we mostly tend to blame others

A new study tries to explain the paradox of why we are quick to blame people for their actions, but slower to give them credit.We constantly read others’ intentions in what they do from seeing someone help an elderly person cross the street or jump queues or commit a heinous crime.Published in Scientific Reports, the Duke University study is the first such attempt to use neuroscience research tools to try to explain why people are biased toward treating negative actions as intentional but positive actions as unintentional, said the study’s lead author Lawrence Ngo, now a first-year resident in internal medicine at the Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital.Take this scenario commonly used in the field of experimental philosophy: The CEO knew the plan would harm the environment, but he did…

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