The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

Penguin, 31 . 2013 . - : 256
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Compelling, essentialreading for understanding theunderpinnings of psychopathy. M. E. Thomas, authorof Confessions of a Sociopath

For his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon wasby all appearances a normal guy. A successfulneuroscientist and professor, hed been raisedin a loving family, married his high schoolsweetheart, and had three kids and lots offriends. Then he learned a shocking truth thatwould not only disrupt his personal and professionallife, but would lead him to questionthe very nature of his own identity.


While researching serial killers, he uncovered apattern in their brain scans that helped explaintheir cold and violent behavior. Astonishingly,his own scan matched that pattern. And a fewmonths later he learned that he was descendedfrom a long line of murderers. Fallon set out toreconcile the truth about his own brain witheverything he knew as a scientist about themind, behavior, and personality.

 

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Non-fiction memoir from a research neuroscientist who inadvertently discovered his brain scan is similar to that of the psychopathic killers he had been studying. Fallon is married, has a family, and ...

THE PSYCHOPATH INSIDE: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

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A neuropsychologist makes the shocking discovery that his brain scans are identical to those of serial killers.In 2005, Fallon (Psychiatry and Human Behavior/Univ. of California, Irvine), a self ...

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A Party in My Brain
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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James Fallon is an award-winningneuroscientist at the University of California,Irvine, where he has taught for thirty-five years.He lives in Irvine, CA.