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A Neuroscience Study on the Implicit Subconscious Perceptions of Fairness and Islamic Law in Muslims Using the EEG N400 Event Related Potential

Izziden, Ahmed, Chennu, Srivas (2018) A Neuroscience Study on the Implicit Subconscious Perceptions of Fairness and Islamic Law in Muslims Using the EEG N400 Event Related Potential. Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics, 5 (2). pp. 21-50. ISSN 2166-5087.

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Abstract

We sought to compare the implicit and explicit views of a group of Muslim graduates on the fairness of Islamic

to detect the participant’s implicit beliefs. It was found that the majority of participants, eight out of ten,

what separated these eight participants from the remaining two – the two who both implicitly and explicitly

had undertaken an in-depth study of a branch of Islamic law that places the spirit of the law above that of a

eight participants, it was discovered that, while they implicitly held Islamic law to be unfair, they also held it

remaining from drowning, yet unfair. We discuss these preliminary findings and consider theories on how an

own beliefs. Further, we ask, where such an inconsistency occurs, how does the mind attempt to rectify it – if

a hypothesis and methodology for investigation that may produce previously unconsidered data on human

nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Law, EEG, N400, Islam, Maqasid, Implicit, Values
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Data Science
Depositing User: S. Chennu
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 23:10 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 04:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66288 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chennu, Srivas: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6840-2941
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