A deficit in attentional set-shifting of violent offenders.

  title={A deficit in attentional set-shifting of violent offenders.},
  author={{\AA}sa H. Bergvall and H Wessely and Asa Forsman and Stefan Hansen},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={31 6},
BACKGROUND Recent brain imaging studies suggest that proneness to violence and antisocial behaviour may be associated with dysfunction of the prefrontal cortex. The present study. therefore, examined aspects of prefrontally guided executive functions in a group of criminal violent men. METHODS Violent offenders undergoing forensic psychiatric examination by court order undertook computerized tasks for planning, visual working memory and attentional set-shifting from the Cambridge… CONTINUE READING
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