On Deciding How to Do unto Others

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Science  02 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5876, pp. 614-615
DOI: 10.1126/science.1157089

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The Neuroscience of Fair Play. Why We (Usually) Follow the Golden Rule. By Donald W. Pfaff. Dana Press, New York, 2007. 248 pp. $20.95. ISBN 9781932594270.

Rejecting the idea of signaling circuits devoted to ethics, the author discusses neural and genetic mechanisms that may underlie the behavior of treating others as one wishes to be treated