Functional Connectivity Bias in the Prefrontal Cortex of Psychopaths.

  title={Functional Connectivity Bias in the Prefrontal Cortex of Psychopaths.},
  author={Oren Contreras-Rodriguez and Jes{\'u}s Pujol and Iolanda Batalla and Ben J. Harrison and Carles Soriano-Mas and Joan Deus and Marina L{\'o}pez-Sol{\`a} and D{\'i}dac Maci{\`a} and Vanessa Pera and Rosa Hern{\'a}ndez-Ribas and Josep Pifarr{\'e} and Jos{\'e} Manuel Mench{\'o}n and Narc{\'i}s Cardoner},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={78 9},
BACKGROUND Psychopathy is characterized by a distinctive interpersonal style that combines callous-unemotional traits with inflexible and antisocial behavior. Traditional emotion-based perspectives link emotional impairment mostly to alterations in amygdala-ventromedial frontal circuits. However, these models alone cannot explain why individuals with psychopathy can regularly benefit from emotional information when placed on their focus of attention and why they are more resistant to… CONTINUE READING
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