Getting the Phenotypes Right: An Essential Ingredient for Understanding Aetiological Mechanisms Underlying Persistent Violence and Developing Effective Treatments

@inproceedings{Hodgins2009GettingTP,
  title={Getting the Phenotypes Right: An Essential Ingredient for Understanding Aetiological Mechanisms Underlying Persistent Violence and Developing Effective Treatments},
  author={Sheilagh Hodgins and Stephane A. De Brito and Emily Simonoff and Timo Daniel Vloet and Essi Viding},
  booktitle={Front. Behav. Neurosci.},
  year={2009}
}
In order to reduce societal levels of violence, it is essential to advance understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms involved in initiating and maintaining individual patterns of physical aggression. New technologies such as Magnetic Resonance Imagining and analyses of DNA provide tools for identifying these mechanisms. The reliability and validity of the results of studies using these tools depend not only on aspects of the technology, but also on the methodological rigour with which the… CONTINUE READING

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