Published on 25 May 2022

Psychopathic individuals tend to have biological differences in their striatum: Study

Health Matters, CNA 938, 24 May, 4.10 pm

Those commonly known as psychopaths – mostly seen as charming, egocentric and smart, can also be antisocial bullies and ignore consequences of their actions. But is this a result of nature or nurture? A study by NTU, the University of Pennsylvania and California State University has found that this could be due to biological reasons.

In a live interview, Asst Prof Olivia Choy, who is from NTU's SSS, co-author of the study, discussed her team’s findings, helping as well to dispel myths or misconceptions about psychopathic individuals.

Listen to the interview here.

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