Could You Switch Off A Robot That Was Begging for Its Life?


I love what moral dilemmas can tell us about our brains and how we make decisions. This is a great example of a moral dilemma which pits our head verses our heart. If you had to switch off a robot that was begging for its life, could you do it? Your rational brain would tell you that it is just a machine. But your emotional brain systems would respond to the pleading. Which brain system do you think would win and make the decision? To find out, read a fascinating experiment that did just this by clicking here.


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