Summary #700

Scientists studied the brains of more than 800 prisoners. Here’s what they found.

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  • Prisoners whom attempted or commited murder literally have smaller brains.
  • Study of 800 prisoners’ brain scans shows that the homicide-inclined ones had less gray matter in regions associated with emotional processing and behavioral control.
  • The data was collected for more than 10 years, across eight prisons.
  • However, it doesn’t prove that reduced brain matter causes homicidal tendencies.

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