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Friday Dysfunctional Roundup: Psychopath brain and crime — mitigating or aggravating?

12.04.09: Updated to include remarks regarding more recent mitigation cases.
[previous] A death penalty case involving psychopath brain scans. Diminished responsibility, sez defense. No dice, sez prosecutor – psychopathy is an aggravating factor for sentencing, not mitigating.

Neuropolitics: Social Dominance Orietation is associated with being as selfish jerk and egalitarian orientation is associated with being an bleeding heart, tax-and-spend deficit-increaser. Brain scan included.

A report from the spectacular issue of New York Academy of Sciences, Values and Empathy across Social Barriers: A Neurocognitive Approach demonstrates that compassion is negatively correlated with being power hungry, and positively correlated with being a touchy-feely tax and…