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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.