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A hypothetical neurological association between dehumanization and human rights abuses

Gail B. Murrow and Richard Murrow.

in Journal of Law and the Biosciences

July 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Bioethics. 14879 words.

Dehumanization is anecdotally and historically associated with reduced empathy for the pain of dehumanized individuals and groups and with psychological and legal denial of their human...

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Dehumanization: its operations and its origins

Robert Mark Simpson.

in Journal of Law and the Biosciences

April 2016; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Bioethics. 2967 words.

Murrow and Murrow offer a novel account of dehumanization, by synthesizing data which suggest that where subject S has a dehumanized view of group G, S's neural mechanisms of empathy show a...

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The case for pain neuroimaging in the courtroom: lessons from deception detection

Natalie Salmanowitz.

in Journal of Law and the Biosciences

February 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Bioethics. 4502 words.

From an observer's perspective, pain is a fairly nebulous concept—it is not externally visible, its cause is not obvious, and perceptions of its intensity are mainly subjective. If...

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