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Neurobiology of the Psychopath

  • James Santiago Grisolía
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Abstract

Books, movies and articles about serial killers, usually psychopathic, have become regular staples of modern culture. Our fascination with psychopaths and serial killers seems to well up from a deep, dark place within us, a place that yearns for an absence of constraints, that longs for unfettered domination of others. We are afraid of that dark, glittering place inside us, so that the wise detective, the hunt for justice, the comforting end to the chase satisfies us, leaving us in control again. An obsessive story of violence and control repeats itself in endless versions, a deep mythos of our times.

Keywords

Aggressive Behavior Frontal Lobe Antisocial Behavior Violent Behavior Antisocial Personality Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Santiago Grisolía
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  1. 1.Section of NeurologyScripps-Mercy HospitalSan DiegoUSA

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