Mostafa El-Kalliny is an MD/PhD trainee at the University of Colorado.
Childhood and adolescence
From cradle to grave, we are soothed and rocked by attachments – our source of joy and pain, and the essence of who we are
Mostafa El-Kalliny & Zoe R Donaldson
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.