James Fallon has a unique perspective on psychopaths. As Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at University of California Irvine, he has worked on neuroscientific projects that involve adult stem cells in the injured brain. He has also worked in the areas of schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. However, recently he has been studying the brains of psychopaths.
I heard him speak on NPR and thought maybe there was a connection to Trust. I was wondering what we could learn about trust from people who have no regard for it. I was not sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by what I learned. Especially when I found out James and his family underwent functional brain imaging and genetic analysis for potential violence patterns. This was getting interesting and I was surprised by what they found. I think you will be too. This is part 2 of a 2 part series.