If there is a specific goal they want to accomplish, psychopaths are able to consider the thoughts of others, a new study reveals.
The force by which a person embarks upon a utilitarian act may be predicted by psychopathic traits, a new study reports.
According to a new study, boys who show behaviors consistent with psychopathic traits report they did not want to join in with laughter as much as their peers. Additionally, neuroimaging revealed reduced response to the sound of laughter in areas of the brain associated with emotional perception.
Taking a mobile neuroimaging system on the road to prisons, researchers look at the brain activity of those considered to be psychopaths and discover their brains are wired in a way that leads them to over-value immediate rewards while neglecting future consequences.
Researchers have developed new tests and math models to help quantify automatic moral and empathetic judgement.
Researchers have developed a new method for assessing psychopathy.
Researchers report a strong focus on reward coupled with a lack of self control appears to drive criminal psychopaths.
Researchers provide a neuro-hormonal explanation for emotional regulation problems in psychopathic patients.
According to a new study, those with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to react to a contagious yawn as their more empathetic peers.
Atypical activation and negative functional connectivity between the insula and ventromedial prefrontal cortex could explain why psychopaths lack empathy.