PSYCHOPATHS’ BRAINS SHOW DIFFERENCES IN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

The study, published in the most recent Journal of Neuroscience, builds on earlier work by Newman and Koenigs that showed that psychopaths’ decision-making mirrors that of patients with known damage to their ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC). This bolsters evidence that problems in that part of the brain are connected to the disorder.

“The decision-making study showed indirectly what this study shows directly – that there is a specific brain abnormality associated with criminal psychopathy,” Koenigs adds.

https://www.med.wisc.edu/news-and-events/2011/november/psychopaths-brains-differences-structure-function/

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