Study finds psychopaths have distinct brain structure

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kLUTZterField wrote:

I am wondering why King’s College has nothing to say about this?

While I recognize tht Nigel has worked in forensic psychiatry, I can find nothing in his publications that attest to your representations.

Any specific sources here? or hearsay?

May 08, 2012 1:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AntlerPestle wrote:

time to do some scientifically based PROFILING on politicians.

May 09, 2012 2:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Consider that if we put a system in place which encourages or even requires psychopathic behaviors for success, then we are more likely to have psychopaths take up those reigns. Politicians lie to an almost psychopathic degree (not that they are psychopaths, just that they engage in this particular behavioral aspect) because the system we have created guarantees failure if they do not.

that’s my take, anyway.

May 09, 2012 11:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reasonius wrote:

Did they eliminate the possibility that repetitive violent behavior altered the brain structure? This “what came first, the chicken or the egg” is a scientifically important question. I am unsure that that question can be answered. Neuroscience is a difficult discipline because the subject is so complex and the techniques are so limited. Of this kind of study, we must be very cautious. To me, this answer is extraordinary enough that it must be confirmed six ways to Sunday before we ever consider implementing it for any practical use.

May 10, 2012 10:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
lorreann wrote:

Maybe one day they can be treated instead of executed.

May 10, 2012 10:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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