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2011-02-24 11:15:00

Dr. Nathalie Fontaine, speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington DC this week, argued that children as young as four years of age exhibited "callous unemotional traits" such as lack of guilt and empathy that could suggest future criminal behavior, reports The Telegraph. Linking these features with "conduct problems" such as throwing tantrums could be a strong way to predict who could be anti-social in later life. Dr. Fontaine, along...

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2005-09-29 19:30:00

A University of Southern California study has found the first proof of structural brain abnormalities in people who habitually lie, cheat and manipulate others. While previous research has shown that there is heightened activity in the prefrontal cortex "“ the area of the brain that enables most people to feel remorse or learn moral behavior "“ when normal people lie, this is the first study to provide evidence of structural differences in that area among pathological liars. The...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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