Kids with conduct problems may have brains that under-react to painful images: May increase risk of adult psychopathy

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 13:01 in Psychology & Sociology

When children with conduct problems see images of others in pain, key parts of their brains don't react in the way they do in most people. This pattern of reduced brain activity upon witnessing pain may serve as a neurobiological risk factor for later adult psychopathy, say researchers.

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