Psychopaths Show Enhanced Amygdala Activation during Fear Conditioning

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Schultz, Douglas H.; Balderston, Nicholas L.; Baskin-Sommers, Arielle R.; Larson, Christine L.; Helmstetter, Fred J.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology,volume 7 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00348, pmc: PMC4785144
  • Subject: anxiety | psychopathy | amygdala | fear conditioning | Psychology | Original Research | fMRI

Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by emotional deficits and a failure to inhibit impulsive behavior and is often subdivided into “primary” and “secondary” psychopathic subtypes. The maladaptive behavior related to primary psychopathy is thought to refl... View more
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