Inside the Brains of Psychopaths

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Inside the Brains of Psychopaths

Differences in psychopaths’ brains may help explain their anti-social behavior, according to new research.

Psychopaths areِ identified asِ highly selfish, andِ lacking inِ emotion andِ conscience.
Research lookingِ intoِ the minds ofِ psychopaths hasِ foundِ not onlyِ differences inِ their brains butِ also, atِ least inِ one recentِ study, speech patterns.
In theِ newِ study, whichِ relied onِ scans ofِ the brains ofِ psychopaths incarcerated inِ Wisconsin, theِ researchers foundِ reduced connections betweenِ a part ofِ the brain associatedِ with empathy andِ decision-making, knownِ asِ the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), andِ other parts ofِ the brain.