Professor James Fallon studies brain scans of psychopaths

Unstructured Podcast – Episode 031 – Professor James Fallon studies brain scans of psychopaths

Professor James Fallon from UC Irvine, is a Neuroscientist who studies brain scans. He has made a specialty out of studying the brains of psychopaths and serial killers.  As a result Professor James Fallon has been all over television and even had a TED talk.

He is also well known for having discovered that his own brain scan resembles that of a psychopath. In this episode we have a wide ranging conversation discussing the language centers of the brain, empathy, as well as touching on his family history. We then go on to talking about George Carlin and so much more.

The lecture Professor James Fallon mentioned in the episode: Isaiah Berlin – Lecture on Joseph de Maistre

 

Discovering One's Hidden Psychopathy. James Fallon

 

Exploring the mind of a killer | Jim Fallon – Ted Talk

 

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You can find Professor James Fallon online at the following places:

Websites http://www.psychiatry.uci.edu/features/fallon-feature-11152013.asp or https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=2303 / Twitter @jameshfallon

 

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