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The Criminal Mind

Source: On The Brain: The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Letter, Fall 2011. 

Are the brains of people who commit crimes different from the brains of people who don’t? While the latest brain research indicates they are, Harvard Medical School specialists who study the criminal brain, including Center for Law Brain and Behavior co-directors Judith Edersheim and Bruce Price, say the answer may not be that clear cut.

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