Reduced eye gaze explains "fear blindness" in childhood psychopathic traits.

  title={Reduced eye gaze explains "fear blindness" in childhood psychopathic traits.},
  author={Mark Richard Dadds and Yasmeen El Masry and Subodha W Wimalaweera and Adam J Guastella},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={47 4},
OBJECTIVE Damage to the amygdala produces deficits in the ability to recognize fear due to attentional neglect of other people's eyes. Interestingly, children with high psychopathic traits also show problems recognizing fear; however, the reasons for this are not known. This study tested whether psychopathic traits are associated with reduced attention to the eye region of other people's faces. METHOD Adolescent males (N = 100; age mean 12.4 years, SD 2.2) were stratified by psychopathic… CONTINUE READING
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