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

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

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by James Fallon, Walter Dixon
     
 

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The memoir of a neuroscientist whose research led him to a bizarre personal discovery

James Fallon had spent an entire career studying how our brains affect our behavior when his research suddenly turned personal. While studying brain scans of several family members, he discovered that one perfectly matched a pattern he’d found in the brains of

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Overview

The memoir of a neuroscientist whose research led him to a bizarre personal discovery

James Fallon had spent an entire career studying how our brains affect our behavior when his research suddenly turned personal. While studying brain scans of several family members, he discovered that one perfectly matched a pattern he’d found in the brains of serial killers. This meant one of two things: Either his family’s scans had been mixed up with those of felons or someone in his family was a psychopath.

Even more disturbing: The scan in question was his own.

This is Fallon’s account of coming to grips with this discovery and its implications. How could he, a happy family man who had never been prone to violence, be a psychopath? How much did his biology influence his behavior?

Fallon shares his journey to answer these questions and the discoveries that ultimately led to his conclusion: Despite everything science can teach, humans are even more complex than we can imagine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469028682
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2014
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

James Fallon is an award-winning neuroscientist and the Sloan,
Fulbright, and National Institutes of Health Scholar at the University of California, Irvine. His start-up company, NeuroRepair, was voted the top new biotech firm of the year and has engineered major breakthroughs in stem-cell research. He has been married for forty-two years and has three children.

Walter Dixon is a broadcast media veteran of more than twenty years’ experience with a strong theater and performing arts background. He has voiced numerous commercials and animated characters. Having recently left a career in public radio, he is now a full-time narrator with more than fifty audiobooks recorded in genres ranging from religion and politics to children’s stories.

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