MRI Scan can Find Out If Someone is a Psychopath

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM Mental Health News
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There are broken links in the areas of the brain responsible for emotions such as empathy and guilt which is why psychopaths behave the way they do, researchers discovered.
 MRI Scan can Find Out If Someone is a Psychopath
MRI Scan can Find Out If Someone is a Psychopath

MRI scans of prisoners showed physical differences in the brain, mainly communication problems between two areas in the brain responsible for emotions such as remorse and empathy.

This finding brings hope to what was thought as an untreatable disorder. Psychopaths are violent, and anti-social, portraying a certain callous behavior devoid of any of the normal emotions of empathy and guilt for any of the offences committed.

Surprisingly, many psychopaths end up leading normal lives with some of them also becoming very successful.

New research has now shown that the wicked, scheming and violent behavior may actually be inborn, as their brains are wired in that manner. This discovery may help with better understanding of the disorder which could finally lead to treatment of such victims.

Come to think of it, we may just have a psychopath in our midst, as one out of 25 business leaders are found to be psychopaths.

Source: Medindia

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