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Abnormal neuroscience: Scanning psychopaths

Are their brains not wired to feel what others feel, or do they just not care? Alison Abbott joins researchers looking into normal neurobiology through the scope of psychopathy.

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Alison Abbott is Nature's Senior European Correspondent.

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Abbott, A. Abnormal neuroscience: Scanning psychopaths. Nature 450, 942–944 (2007).

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