Re: Sociopaths (was Re: Reforming Education)

J. R. Molloy (
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 13:28:48 -0700

>As a neuroscientist, I immediately think "Aha! Frontal lobe
>dysfunction!" when I read the descriptions of antisocial personality
>disorder. Most likely they suffer from bad programming (due to
>upbringing and/or biological causes) in the frontal systems of
>foresight, impulse control and social intellince. Unfortunately it is
>likely hard to fix.

Yes, fixing frontal lobe dysfunctionals presents quite a challenge, especially when they organize into political parties and special interest groups which lobby for their particular brand of educational reform -- or when they succumb to yet another Fuhrer. Even more difficult to fix: congenital tribalism, which too often leads to genocide and accompanying holocausts.