Aberrant social and cerebral responding in a competitive reaction time paradigm in criminal psychopaths

@article{Veit2010AberrantSA,
  title={Aberrant social and cerebral responding in a competitive reaction time paradigm in criminal psychopaths},
  author={Ralf Veit and Martin Lotze and Sven Sewing and Heiner Missenhardt and Tilman Gaber and Niels Birbaumer},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2010},
  volume={49},
  pages={3365-3372}
}
In a previous study (Lotze et al., 2007) we described dorsal medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) activation in healthy subjects during retaliation in a competitive reaction time task. Interestingly, the less callous the subjects were, the more they responded with ventral mPFC-activation when watching the opponent suffering. In this study we used this paradigm to investigate behavioral and neural responding of ten criminal psychopathic individuals from a forensic psychiatric institution. In contrast… CONTINUE READING
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