In the study, scientists from Harvard University have come to the conclusion that the prosecution and the installation of punishment are handled by different departments in the human brain. Moreover, these areas can be affected, writes The Financial Express.

Experts believe that the selection of the punishment meets the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Volunteers in the experiment proposed to punish fictitious defendants. Until people come up with punishment, the scientists monitored the brain activity of the subjects. When an electric impact on the dorsolateral cortex of the volunteers changed their verdict.

However, no amount of manipulation and impact on the brain no volunteers allowed the scientists to change the opinion on the guilt or innocence of a person. Scientists believe that the dorsolateral cortex acts as a collector of information, however, base the decision on the need to take responsibility for the act adopts a different area of the nervous system.

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