A German neurologist believes he has pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for violent behavior.
Professor Gerhard Roth performed a number of experiments in an effort to determine if there was a specific part of the brain responsible for the types of behavior exhibited by criminals such as thieves, rapists and murderers. By measuring the brain activity of known offenders while showing them a number of different videos, Dr. Roth was able to locate what he calls the 'evil spot' in the brain, a genetic source of violent behavior.
"Whenever there were brutal and squalid scenes, the subjects showed no emotions," he said. "In the areas of the brain where we create compassion and sorrow, nothing happened. This is definitely the region of the brain where evil is formed and where it lurks and where it lurks."
After studying the brains of violent killers, rapists and robbers, German neurologist Gerhard Roth claims to have found a “dark patch” in the center of the brain.
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