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Psychopaths Brains Are Differently Wired

Psychopaths Brains Are Differently Wired

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Published by Dr. Celeste Fabrie
London, Aug 3 : The brain wiring of psychopaths is quite different from that of ordinary people, according to a study.
The finding by British scientists could promise new approaches to diagnosing and treating the disorder.
The scientists used advanced brain-scanning techniques, and revealed that a critical connection between two regions of the brain appears to be abnormal in psychopaths.
Although the findings are preliminary and do not show that brain anatomy causes psychopathy, they suggest a plausible biological explanation for the antisocial and amoral behaviour that characterises the condition.
London, Aug 3 : The brain wiring of psychopaths is quite different from that of ordinary people, according to a study.
The finding by British scientists could promise new approaches to diagnosing and treating the disorder.
The scientists used advanced brain-scanning techniques, and revealed that a critical connection between two regions of the brain appears to be abnormal in psychopaths.
Although the findings are preliminary and do not show that brain anatomy causes psychopathy, they suggest a plausible biological explanation for the antisocial and amoral behaviour that characterises the condition.

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Psychopaths'' brains are differently wired
Submitted byMohit Joshion Mon, 08/03/2009 - 15:30.London, Aug 3 : The brain wiring of psychopaths is quite differentfrom that of ordinary people, according to a study.The finding by British scientists could promise new approaches todiagnosing and treating the disorder.The scientists used advanced brain-scanning techniques, and revealedthat a critical connection between two regions of the brain appears to be abnormal inpsychopaths.Although the findings are preliminary and do not show that brain anatomy causespsychopathy, they suggest a plausible biological explanation for the antisocial and amoralbehaviour that characterises the condition.If the link to brain wiring can be proved it would raise the prospect of using brain scans tohelp in diagnosing psychopaths, and provide insights with which to develop new therapies.However, the work is unlikely to lead to a foolproof brain scan that can detect psychopathsand predict criminality.The insights from scans are likely to be too unreliable for such uses for the foreseeable future,even should the ethical barriers be overcome.Psychopathy is a disorder in which people struggle to control their impulses, and behavemanipulatively, aggressively, dishonestly or exploitatively towards others.Psycopaths rarely show remorse for their actions. It is strongly associated with criminalbehaviour and recidivism.In the new study, a team led by Professor Declan Murphy, Michael Craig and Marco Catani,of the Institute of Psychiatry at King''s College, London, compared the brain anatomy of pscyhopaths to that of ordinary people using a new scanning technique called diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI).They recruited nine men who had been diagnosed as psychopaths, through mental healthservices, including people who had convictions for attempted murder, manslaughter, multiplerapes and false imprisonment. None was currently serving a prison sentence.Their brains were scanned using DT-MRI, and the results were compared with those obtainedfor normal volunteers of a similar age and IQ.

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