The Neurobiology of Psycopathy: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective

Show simple item record Gao, Yu Glenn, Andrea Schug, Robert A. Yang, Yaling Raine, Adrian 2021-06-09T18:22:04Z 2021-06-09T18:22:04Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Gao, Y., Glenn, A., Schug, R., Yang, Y., Raine, A. (2009): The Neurobiology of Psycopathy: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 54(12). en_US
dc.description.abstract We provide an overview of the neurobiological underpinnings of psychopathy. Cognitive and affective–emotional processing deficits are associated with abnormal brain structure and function, particularly the amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex. There is limited evidence of lower cortisol levels being associated with psychopathic personality. Initial developmental research is beginning to suggest that these neurobiological processes may have their origins early in life. Findings suggest that psychopathic personality may, in part, have a neurodevelopmental basis. Future longitudinal studies delineating neurobiological correlates of the analogues of interpersonal–affective and antisocial features of psychopathy in children are needed to further substantiate a neurodevelopmental hypothesis of psychopathy. en_US
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dc.language English en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neurobiology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology, Pathological en_US
dc.title The Neurobiology of Psycopathy: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective en_US
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