Published on 21 Jun 2022

In psychopathic adults, psychiatrists observe significant striatal volume


According to new neuroimaging findings published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, a region of the forebrain known as the striatum tends to be larger in psychopathic individuals. Specifically, although many researchers have studied psychopathy, there is not much known about the involvement of this brain region, the striatum, in psychopathy, according to the author of a research at NTUSingaporeAsst Prof Olivia Choy, who led the study, and her colleagues used magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the brain structure of 108 men from the Los Angeles area and interviewed them using the Psychopathy Checklist Revised, a psychological screening tool to identify the presence of psychopathic traits in individuals.

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