Uncovering the Brain of a Psychopath
What makes someone a psychopath? Can these traits be passed through family lines? Neuroscientist James Fallon, and author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey Into the Dark Side of the Brain, discusses his scientific and personal exploration into the antisocial mind.
James Fallon is the author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain (Current, 2013) and a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California.
Read an excerpt from The Psychopath Inside.
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