Recent findings show that Psychopaths do not lack empathy

New Findings Spur Debate: Are Some Psychopaths Curable? 

Critics say psychopaths only lack a certain form of empathy. Their ability to understand it is part of what makes them so dangerous…

But when the team showed movies after mandating empathy, “this simple instruction sufficed to boost the empathic activation in their brain to a level that was hard to distinguish from that of the healthy controls. Suddenly, the psychopaths seemed as empathic as the next guy. Their empathy was switched on.”

Critics say psychopaths only 

a certain form of empathy.


by Cynthia Fox