Re: violence...

Anders Sandberg (
16 Sep 1999 11:24:13 +0200

"Zeb Haradon" <> writes:

> What questions do you have in particular? Since you're doing it for
> biology.. you probably want to know about the biological basis of violence,
> right?
> One interesting thing I can tell you is to look into the amygdala (I think I
> spelled it right).

The amygdala is part of the limbic system, and other parts are likely even more relevant to violence. Especially parts of the hypothalamus have been shown to coordinate aggression behaviors (there different parts that can activate rage or cold-blooded killing). I suggest looking up neuropsychology textbooks, they often have a chapter on the neuropsychology of aggression.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y