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i was just thinkign about psychopaths watched a few youtube videos on them ect...is being a psychopath realy a mental deficit?,what if some people are just naturaly out of tune wiht emotions?,what if some people are just born without much fear?,like some people have deep emotions,some people dont,maby psychopaths are just another type of person?,since a psychopath knows exactly whats wrong and whats right?
 

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In the new study, which relied on scans of the brains of psychopaths incarcerated in Wisconsin, the researchers found reduced connections between a part of the brain associated with empathy and decision-making, known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), and other parts of the brain.


Using two different types of images, the researchers compared the brains of male prisoners diagnosed as psychopaths with those of prisoners who did not receive this diagnosis. Among the psychopathic prisoners, the researchers found weaker connections between the vmPFC and other parts of the brain, including the amygdala.

The amygdala itself is associated with emotion, memory and fear. Interactions between the vmPFC and the amygdala are believed to underlie aspects of emotion regulation, aggression and stimulus reinforced associations, the researchers write in an article published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

"Those two structures in the brain, which are believed to regulate emotion and social behavior, seem to not be communicating as they should," said Michael Koenigs, a study researcher and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.livescience.com/17159-psychopath-brain-abnormalities.html#ampshare=http://www.livescience.com/17159-psychopath-brain-abnormalities.html

Adult psychopaths have deficits in emotional processing and inhibitory control, engage in morally inappropriate behavior, and generally fail to distinguish moral from conventional violations. These observations, together with a dominant tradition in the discipline which sees emotional processes as causally necessary for moral judgment, have led to the conclusion that psychopaths lack an understanding of moral rights and wrongs.
https://academic.oup.com/scan/article/5/1/59/1731641





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i was just thinkign about psychopaths watched a few youtube videos on them ect...is being a psychopath realy a mental deficit?,what if some people are just naturaly out of tune wiht emotions?,what if some people are just born without much fear?,like some people have deep emotions,some people dont,maby psychopaths are just another type of person?,since a psychopath knows exactly whats wrong and whats right?
Definition of mental illness is "a condition which causes serious disorder in a person's behaviour or thinking."
A psychopath has complete lack of emotion. Imagine, if you had never felt real fear or distress, how could you empathize with the fear or distress of others?

Lack of emotion and empathy, by definition makes psychopaths mentally ill.
 
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