Brain scans can identify psychopaths even in childhood because they have no empathy when seeing people in pain

Brain scans can identify psychopaths even in childhood because they have no empathy when seeing people in pain

Researchers at University College London found that children diagnosed with ‘conduct problems’ react abnormally to seeing people in pain

Regions of the brain affected are those known to play a role in empathy

But expert says it is important to ‘view these findings as an indicator of early vulnerability, rather than biological destiny

 

By RACHEL REILLY