Evil Brains – What Lurks Inside a Killer’s Mind

Don’t let the misleading title of the article fool you.

Mental illness and brain abnormalities are once again being described/equated with evil.

Sigh.

http://science.time.com/2013/05/03/evil-brain/

Well, it’s a little more high tech than phrenology. But the principle is the same. So far I have not seen an explanation for why the old-fashioned prefrontal lobotomy caused people to become docile zombies. All the recent neuro-hype has emphasized that lesions in the prefrontal cortex is associated with this or that type of deviant behavior. Maybe I just answered my own question: destroying the prefrontal cortex gets rid of its potential to go postal? Have to look into this further.

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