Schadenfreude, Counter-Empathy, and Moral Cognition: A Window into the New Field of Intercognition
Cognitive neuroscience envisioned human beings as disembodied entities, guided by logical rationality and isolated from culture. However, differences among the cognition in the wild (i.e. everyday behaviour) and the compartmentalized cognition of laboratories became evident on moral cognition (and in counter-empathic emotions such as Schadenfreude); a proxy that encompasses multiple synergistic processes (i.e. intercognition). A context-based approach to intercognition may help to surpass the isolationist-passive view of neurocognitive approaches.
Agustín Ibáñez is Director of the Institute of Translational and Cognitive Neuroscience in Buenos Aires and currently Visiting Fellow at CAS.
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Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Nussbaumstraße 7 // Alzheimer-Saal, 80336 München