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In the brain, justice is served from many parts

Imaging study reveals variation in brain activity depending on the severity of punishment a person decides

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11:54am, December 10, 2008

Making decisions about crime and punishment is, it turns out, as complicated as a legal brief. For the first time, scientists have peered into the brains of people who are deciding whether a crime deserves punishment and how severe the penalty should be.

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