Archive for February, 2013

Well, up and running again, problem seem to be fixed ūüėȬ† Decided to summarize the entire year of 2012, enjoy!¬†¬† As below studies are just a few of many¬† . . .¬† for more research,¬† please visit my other homepage Here


The psychopath magnetized: insights from brain imaging (Jan. 2012) Here

Reduced susceptibility to the attentional blink in psychopathic offenders: Implications for the attention bottleneck hypothesis  (Jan. 2012)  Here

Investigating associations between empathy, morality and psychopathic personality traits in the general population.   (Jan. 2012)   Here

Do fearful eyes activate empathy-related brain regions in individuals with callous traits? (Jan, 2012)   Here

Joint ICA of ERP and fMRI during error-monitoring   (Jan, 2012)   Here

Effects of Acute Tryptophan Depletion on Prefrontal-Amygdala Connectivity While Viewing Facial Signals of Aggression  (Jan. 2012)   Here   (Of interest in regard to aggression)

Considering anger from a cognitive neuroscience perspective (January/February)   pdf.   Here

Cold-blooded lie catchers? An investigation of psychopathy, emotional processing, and deception detection   (Feb. 2012)   Here

Chapter 18 – Psychopathy and Sadism: Interpreting Psychopathic and Sadistic Behavior in the Crime Scene¬† – “sadism refers to the intentional infliction of psychological or physical suffering on a conscious victim, able to experience pain or humiliation”¬† (Feb. 2012)¬†¬† Here

White matter microstructural abnormalities in the frontal lobe of adults with antisocial personality disorder¬† (Feb. 2012)¬† Here¬†¬† Also see Swivelchair’s post on the study, Do psychopaths have split brains? White matter studies point to brain hemispheric disconnect.¬†¬† Here

I Want It Now! Neural Correlates of Hypersensitivity to Immediate Reward in Hypomania   (March, 2012)   Here

The function of the anterior temporal lobe: A review of the empirical evidence  (April, 2012)   Here

Psychopathy among pedophilic and nonpedophilic child molesters¬†¬† (April, 2012)¬†¬†¬† Here¬† Also of interest, “The primary aims of the psychopath and the pedophile are thr same: to dominate, to use, and to subjugate another person in service of the grandiose self.”¬† Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior, Authors, Theodore Millon PhD DSc, Erik Simonsen MD., Roger D. Davis PhD och Morten Birket-Smith MD. (Dec. 2002)¬†¬† Chapter 19, page 304.

Fear conditioning in psychopaths: Event-related potentials and peripheral measures  (April, 2012)   Here

Relationships between bullying behaviours and the Dark Triad: A study with adults¬†¬† (April, 2012)¬†¬† Here¬†¬† “Correlational analyses demonstrated that psychopathy was most strongly related to bullying”. Related article;¬†¬† How the ‚ÄúDark Triad‚ÄĚ of Personality Traits Relates to Bullying Behaviors¬†¬† Here

The role of prefrontal cortex in psychopathy   (2012)   pdf.   Here

Cortical Thinning in Psychopathy  (May, 2021)   Here    Also see;   Cortical Thinning and Functional Connectivity in Psychopathy  (R.J.R. Blair, June 2012)  Here

Can psychopathic offenders discern moral wrongs? A new look at the moral/conventional distinction   (May, 2012)   Here

The Neuropsychological Underpinnings to Psychopathic Personality Traits in a Nationally Representative and Longitudinal Sample   (June, 2012)   Here

Somatic aphasia: Mismatch of body sensations with autonomic stress reactivity in psychopathy   (July, 2012)   Here

A cascading errors model of empathy and psychopathy   (July, 2012)   Here

Empathy, attention, and the development of psychopathy   (July, 2012)   Here

A neurobehavioral evolutionary perspective on the mechanisms underlying empathy    (July, 2012)   Here    and   Here

Emotional intelligence in incarcerated men with psychopathic traits   (July, 2012)   Here    Related article, New Study Examines Emotional Intelligence in Incarcerated Individuals (Aug.)   Here

Psychopathic traits and change on indicators of dynamic risk factors during inpatient forensic psychiatric treatment¬† (Jul/Aug. 2012)¬†¬† Here¬†¬† “psychopaths showed the expected pattern of treatment noncompliance, compared to non-psychopaths.”

Psychopathy Increases Perceived Moral Permissibility of Accidents   (Aug. 2012)   Here

Thinner cortex in the frontal lobes in mentally disordered offenders   (Aug/Sept., 2012)   Here

The Antisocial Brain: Psychopathy Matters ‚Äď a structural MRI investigation of antisocial male violent offenders’¬†¬† (Sept. 2012)¬†¬† Here¬†¬† Related article,¬† Psychopathy linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain¬†¬† Here

Hypersexuality in college students: The role of psychopathy   (Oct. 2012)   Here

Psychopathic personality traits and cognitive dissonance: Individual differences in attitude change.   (Oct. 2012)   Here

A model of differential amygdala activation in psychopathy   (Oct. 2012)   Here

Psychopathy-related differences in selective attention are captured by an early event-related potential   (Oct. 2012)   Here

The Potential Role of the Striatum in Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathy   (Nov. 2012)   Here

Examining the effect of psychopathic traits on gray matter volume in a community substance abuse sample   (Nov. 2012)   Here

Beyond cortical localization in clinico-anatomical correlation   (Nov/Dec. 2012)   Here

‚ÄúI killed her, but I never laid a finger on her‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ A phenomenological difference between wife-killing and wife-battering¬†¬†¬†¬†(Nov/Dec. 2012)¬† Here

Amygdala dysfunction attenuates frustration-induced aggression in psychopathic individuals in a non-criminal population¬†¬† (Dec. 2012)¬†¬† Here¬†¬† “The findings indicate that amygdala dysfunction underlies affective deficits of psychopathy. We propose that the insensitivity of the amygdala to the affective significance of social stimuli contributes to an increased risk of violation of social norms, but enhances the ability to attenuate impulses toward maladaptive aggression in successful psychopaths.”

Exaggerated attention blink response in prisoners with externalizing   (Dec. 2012)   Here

Olfactory abilities and psychopathy: higher psychopathy scores are associated with poorer odor discrimination and odor identification¬†¬† ¬†(Dec. 2012)¬†¬† Here¬†¬† Related article, ‘Psychopaths’ have an impaired sense of smell¬†¬† Here¬†¬†¬† as well as post by Swivelchair, The smell of a psychopath¬†¬† Here


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