The Brain and Violence

The Brain and Violence

Secrets of your Mind

Downloadable Video - 2010
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Are some people predisposed to violence? Is there a region of the human brain that can be linked to evil? What is it like inside the mind of a psychopath? This ABC News program explores those questions as it follows cutting-edge work in psychology and neuroscience. Viewers visit death row for a close-up look at Tommy Lynn Sells and Joel Rifkin, two notorious case studies in psychopathology, and meet the distraught father of Chris Benoit, the pro-wrestler who murdered his family and then killed himself. Doctors describe how they believe Benoit had suffered extensive brain damage in the ring that drove him to murder-and how the same kind of impairment has also been found in football players who met tragic ends, after years of concussions and sub-concussive injuries on the field.
Publisher: New York : Films on Demand [distributor], c2010
Characteristics: 1 streaming video (39 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Additional Contributors: ABC News Productions
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