Moral Perception

Ana P. Gantman, Jay J. Van Bavel

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Based on emerging research, we propose that human perception is preferentially attuned to moral content. We describe how moral concerns enhance detection of morally relevant stimuli, and both command and direct attention. These perceptual processes, in turn, have important consequences for moral judgment and behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-633
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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