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According to new research, we have a tendency to be more ethical earlier in the day, and less so later. Turns out it all comes down to blood flow. Trace explains how these two seemingly unrelated things are so intricately linked.
Moral in the Morning, but Dishonest in the Afternoon
"Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to be dishonest in the afternoon than in the morning, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science."
Is morality located in the brain?
"In every election cycle, voters size up the moral positions of the candidates. The public wants to know how a candidate's viewpoints match up with their own."
Study Narrows Gap Between Mind And Brain
"Scientists have found a surprising link between magnets and morality. A person's moral judgments can be changed almost instantly by delivering a magnetic pulse to an area of the brain near the right ear, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."
Scientists Draw Link Between Morality And Brain's Wiring
"Most of us feel a rush of righteous certainty in the face of a moral challenge, an intuitive sense of right or wrong hard to ignore yet difficult to articulate."
The Morning Morality Effect
"Are people more moral in the morning than in the afternoon? We propose that the normal, unremarkable experiences associated with everyday living can deplete one's capacity to resist moral temptations."
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