Frontal lobe injuries, violence, and aggression: a report of the Vietnam Head Injury Study.

@article{Grafman1996FrontalLI,
  title={Frontal lobe injuries, violence, and aggression: a report of the Vietnam Head Injury Study.},
  author={Jordan Grafman and K A Schwab and Deborah Warden and Anthony Pridgen and Herbert R Brown and Andres M. Salazar},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={1231-8}
}
Knowledge stored in the human prefrontal cortex may exert control over more primitive behavioral reactions to environmental provocation. Therefore, following frontal lobe lesions, patients are more likely to use physical intimidation or verbal threats in potential or actual confrontational situations. To test this hypothesis, we examined the relationship between frontal lobe lesions and the presence of aggressive and violent behavior. Fifty-seven normal controls and 279 veterans, matched for… CONTINUE READING
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