Is criminal behaviour incoded in the structure of our brain?

I’ve just read an interesting article “Law and Order Blame it on the Brain”. Scientists have carried out research which appears to show that there are differences in brain structure in criminals (for example in the brain’s of psychopaths).
Research also demonstrates that brain scanning can determine whether someone is telling the truth, for instance whether the accident for which they are claiming compensation really is causing them the acute pain which they claim it is. Others are more sceptical stating that the power of suggestion may cause the brain to light up in certain ways so, for example a person who has shaken their child to death may be in denial about having done so. They may genuinely convince themselves that they are guiltless and brain imaging would, therefore indicate that they are telling the truth when they deny having murdered their child.
This is all fascinating stuff. For the article please visit


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