May 8, 2014
Scientists at the University of Chicago expected people who care deeply about justice issues (people with high “justice sensitivity”) to show increased activity in the areas of the brain responsible for processing emotion when viewing individuals being treated either unfairly or mercifully.
But they were surprised by their own findings.
“Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven. Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
posted by Marg Herder