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Mostafa El-Kalliny

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Mostafa El-Kalliny is an MD/PhD trainee at the University of Colorado.

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Disgust made us human

Mostafa El-Kalliny

An interesting tidbit comes from the field of social neuroscience, in which a certain brain region that is associated with physical disgust, the insula, also activates in situations of moral disgust. This kind of evolutionary repurposing of brain functions has precedent. Also, this overlap of moral and physical disgust has been found in muscle activity corresponding to a rejection response.

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