MADLAB is a vertically-integrated, interdisciplinary laboratory, co-directed by Phil Costanzo (Psychology and Neuroscience), Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics), and Stephen Vaisey (Sociology), where faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergrads work together on shared research projects. The lab is currently underway in a new facility in the West Duke Building.
MADLAB is built around the broad theme of how social, cultural, neurological, and biological factors shape our moral attitudes, decisions, and judgments. Researchers plan to work on the roles of attention and automatic processes, scrupulosity and psychopathy, objectivity and evolution, virtue and development, and toxoplasmosis. Lab activities include presentations of works in progress, discussions of recent relevant literature, and occasional faculty talks.
The opening reception for the MADLAB will be November 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm, West Duke Building room 100.