Neurobiology of escalated aggression and violence.

  title={Neurobiology of escalated aggression and violence.},
  author={Klaus A Miczek and Rosa Maria Martins de Almeida and Edward A. Kravitz and Emilie F. Rissman and Sietse F. de Boer and Adrian Raine},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={27 44},
Psychopathological violence in criminals and intense aggression in fruit flies and rodents are studied with novel behavioral, neurobiological, and genetic approaches that characterize the escalation from adaptive aggression to violence. One goal is to delineate the type of aggressive behavior and its escalation with greater precision; second, the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and brainstem structures emerge as pivotal nodes in the limbic circuitry mediating escalated aggressive behavior. The… CONTINUE READING