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Neuro by Joelle M. Abi-Rached, Nikolas Rose

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Chapter Six   

The Antisocial Brain

A difference between the brains of psychopaths and ordinary people has been identified…. Research by British scientists using advanced brain-scanning techniques has revealed that a critical connection between two regions of the brain appears to be abnormal in psychopaths. The findings are preliminary and do not show that brain abnormality causes psychopathy but they suggest a plausible biological explanation for the antisocial and amoral behavior that characterizes the condition. If the link to brain wiring could be proved it would raise the prospect of using brain scans to help in diagnosing psychopaths…. Professor Murphy said the findings offered the most compelling evidence yet that altered brain anatomy ...

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