Taking ginger pills can make disgusting ideas more palatable

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    Taking ginger pills can make disgusting ideas more palatable
    Your gut feelings really do shape what you think

    Your gut feelings really do shape what you think

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    By Sam Wong

    We often say our sense of morality is guided by our gut feelings – and this may be truer than we realise. A set of experiments using the anti-nausea powers of ginger have provided the strongest evidence yet that bodily sensations play a key role in some of our moral judgements.

    Previous studies have reported that the more disgusted people feel, the more wrong they judge moral infractions to be. However, it’s not clear whether feelings of disgust guide moral judgements, or if it’s …

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