Murderous Minds: Exploring the Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil [NOOK Book]

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How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a TV show like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and said to yourself, “How could someone do something like that?”

Today, neuroscientists are imaging, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of the people who lack a conscience: psychopaths. Neuroscientist Dean Haycock examines the behavior of real life psychopaths and discusses how their ...
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Murderous Minds: Exploring the Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil

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Overview


How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a TV show like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and said to yourself, “How could someone do something like that?”

Today, neuroscientists are imaging, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of the people who lack a conscience: psychopaths. Neuroscientist Dean Haycock examines the behavior of real life psychopaths and discusses how their actions can be explained in scientific terms, from research that literally looks inside their brains to understanding how psychopaths, without empathy but very goal-oriented, think and act the way they do. Some don’t commit crimes at all, but rather make use of their skills in the boardroom.

But what does this mean for lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, victims, and readers—for anyone who has ever wondered how some people can be so bad. Could your nine-year-old be a psychopath? What about your co-worker? The ability to recognize psychopaths using the scientific method has vast implications for society, and yet is still loaded with consequences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480447981
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 311,108
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Dean Haycock, PhD, is a science and medical writer, who earned a PhD in neurobiology from Brown University and studied at the Rockefeller University in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard. He has been published in many science publications and is the author of The Everything Health Guide to Schizophrenia and The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder. He lives in New York.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    This book is a pageturner, which I didn't expect in a book about

    This book is a pageturner, which I didn't expect in a book about psychopathy. It is well written.
    Haycock explains difficult concepts so even I could understand it, yet he doesn't dumb down.
    Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Well worth buying

    A very enjoyable read. Enough science to be informative yet not so much as to put the reader to sleep, especially for someone like me without a biology background

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