Scientists Discover that Psychopaths Have Weaker Brain Links

Scientists might finally have come up with a bit more information about why psychopaths have such extreme behavioral abnormalities.

A study was conducted on several of the inmates in one of Wisconsin’s incarceration facilities. Compared to inmates that did not have psychopathic tendencies, documented psychopaths had notably weaker brain links.

Compared with a group of 13 non-psychopathic criminals, a group of 14 psychopaths had weaker connections between an area near the front of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, or vmPFC, and the amygdala, a pair of almond-shaped structures deep in the brain. Earlier studies have hinted that this particular link is important for emotional regulation and aggression.” — Science News

This discovery is significant, since it suggests that psychopathic behavioral tendencies could possibly be a condition that could be treated.

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  1. cool now i know what my brain looks like!

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