Molly Crockett
Interview: Molly Crockett
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The simple act of eating a cheese sandwich change your mood? Will taking some commonly prescribed drugs make you more likely to help random strangers on the street? Well-known neuroscientist, Molly Crockett, may have some answers. In this episode of Skepticality, Derek explores altruism, morality, and values-based decision-making in humans, with Molly, who reminds us against blind acceptance of some of the more overstated claims about neuroscience in the media.
Show Notes

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Interview: Molly Crockett [28:35]
- Neuroscientist, Molly Crockett..
– Has been featured in the New York Times.
– Fair play research as highlighted by the Financial Times.
Antidepressants cause people to be less likely to harm others.
– Her work on antidepressants can really manipulate your moral compass.
– The BBC reported on her work involving the science of morality.
Her TED talk, 'Beware neuro-bunk', is a good watch.
Serotonin and how it effects fairness.

Outro Music [53:50]
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