by Carl Zimmer (New York Times)
“The interpreter tells the story line of a person,” Dr. Gazzaniga said. “It’s collecting all the information that is in all these separate systems that are distributed through the brain.” While the story feels like an unfiltered picture of reality, it’s just a quickly-thrown-together narrative.
Neuroscience’s biggest contribution to ethics, Dr. Gazzaniga predicted, is only just emerging: a biological explanation of morality. “In the next 20 years, we’re probably going to define why our species seems to have a certain sort of moral compass,” he said.