Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Psychopath as a Neurobiologist

This is fascinating. Here is James Fallon, a neurobiologist, how has all the markings of a psychopath. But he isn't. He is a reputable scientist. And he "discovered" through his research into brain scans that he is psychopath. Not a hardened killer psychopath, but a "pro-social psychopath".

Here is a TED talk he has given:

And here is another interesting, more recent talk by James Fallon.

And here is an NPR profile of James Fallon.

Fallon has many ancestors who were mad killers, including the notorious Lizzie Bordon:
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.
From Reason TV:

And here is a talk by James Fallon at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2011:

In this video James Fallon talks of Robert Hare's famous PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist)

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