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Abstract #2765

Inferior parietal lobule controls moral thought-action fusion: an fMRI study

Eunji Kim1, Sang Won Lee2, Hyunsil Cha1, Kyungeun Jang1, Heajung Choi1, Seungho Kim1, Jinsu Park1, Jiung Yang1,3, Huijin Song4, Moon Jung Hwang5, Hui Joong Lee6, Seung Jae Lee2, and Yongmin Chang1,6

1Department of Medical & Biological Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 2Department of Psychiatry, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 3Daegu Gyungpook Medical Innovation Foundation, Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 4Institue of Biomedical Engjneering Research, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 5GE Health Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 6Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, Republic of

Thought-action fusion (TAF) could make people feel that action to happen1. We investigated the difference from control thinking and administration of electrical shocks to another person in healthy control with moral related TAF task by using fMRI. The inferior parietal lobule (IPL) activation showed a negative correlation with moral score in TAF among the activated regions from a shock factor. Therefore, when considering the functional role of IPL in making another have some irritation and the appropriate empathic response, such as mentalization, might have an important role in TAF related situation.

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