The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain


“Compelling, essential reading for knowing the underpinnings of psychopathy.” — M. E. Thomas, author of Confessions of a Sociopath

For his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a standard man. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving kin, married his excessive school sweetheart, and had 3 young ones and many of friends. Then he realized a stunning fact that would not just disrupt his own and professional life, yet could lead him to question the very nature of his personal identity.

While studying serial killers, he exposed a pattern of their mind scans that helped explain their chilly and violent habit. Astonishingly, his personal test matched that trend. And a few months later he discovered that he was once descended from a protracted line of murderers. Fallon set out to reconcile the reality approximately his personal mind with everything he knew as a scientist approximately the mind, habit, and personality.

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