Scientist, James Fallon, Professor discussed on Snap Judgment

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Fair number of cases because i didn't know going in at all what do they were anything they were very violent murderers and some were serial killers this is james fallon james fallon professor psychiatry and human behavior university california irvine school of medicine well through the book called the psychopath inside it has a longer title but the psychopath inside will get you there james is a scientist who studies the brains of psychopaths he lives uncalled attack on the uc irvine campus he married his childhood sweetheart when i got there he was preparing to go to a hockey game of his son the people he studies feel a million miles away from here for legal reasons james can't reveal any details about the psychopaths but some of them were famous for how heinous their crimes were james's job was get inside the minds of these killers i started receiving pet scans from the early nineties and those included killers who are psychopaths and so i looked at him and then took notes on what areas of the brain were kind of dysfunctional turns out that the psychopaths on this pattern i don't want all man thickens for neuro anatomist like me seeing patterns is everything and so when i saw that is not medicine pattern nobody had ever really talked about it busily which aim saw were these big dark spots in the brain places where there was little or no activity these were the areas where things like moral reasoning and impulse control come from the place where we manage our most base instincts there are also dark spots for empathy originates that sad feeling you have when you see someone you love crime psychopaths don't get that feeling james studied these minds for years piecing together this puzzle climbing patterns then one day james was at his desk in his office i was sitting in my office medical school surrounded by piles of printouts printouts were different types of scans all these analyses that i've been looking at murders james had a lab of tax and students working with them on this on this day one of them came to his office with a pet scan attack was confused about something this brain was supposed to basically be a healthy brain scan should have been glowing with activity noor colored red and blue and they've yellow they have green and.

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