Abnormal hippocampal shape in offenders with psychopathy.

  title={Abnormal hippocampal shape in offenders with psychopathy.},
  author={Marina Boccardi and Rossana Ganzola and Roberta Elisa Rossi and Francesca Sabattoli and Mikko P. Laakso and Eila Repo-Tiihonen and Olli Vaurio and Mervi K{\"o}n{\"o}nen and Hannu J. Aronen and Paul M. Thompson and Giovanni B. Frisoni and Jari Tiihonen},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  volume={31 3},
Posterior hippocampal volumes correlate negatively with the severity of psychopathy, but local morphological features are unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate hippocampal morphology in habitually violent offenders having psychopathy. Manual tracings of hippocampi from magnetic resonance images of 26 offenders (age: 32.5 +/- 8.4), with different degrees of psychopathy (12 high, 14 medium psychopathy based on the Psychopathy Checklist Revised), and 25 healthy controls (age: 34.6… CONTINUE READING
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