There is an assumption that the birth of a psychopath to do with the temperament of the child’s childhood, especially the nature of children who are too bold and fearless.
But it was not just a symptom of the disorder psychopathic temperament but more because of cognitive function in the brain can not process certain cues.
New research conducted showed that the roots of the disorder can come from the subconscious mind.
As reported in TheHuffingtonPost, Patrick Sylvers researchers from the University of Washington and Patricia Brennan and Scott Lilienfeld of Emory, found a possible psychopath because the brain is less able to do a ‘preattentive processing’.
Theoretically, if children do not have this in his thinking process, they will never learn to decode the signs of danger. Fearless sense of this will evolve, and consequently, the child will grow up with a failure to socialize the use of conscience.
For the theory scientists conducted tests on 88 boys aged 7 to 11 years who had trouble in school and at home. These children were selected based on the characteristics of the so-called ‘callous unemotionality’ or have no emotional feelings.
These characteristics include ignoring the needs of others, lack of remorse and empathy, traits similar to the disorder in adults. Researchers then tested the impulsivity and behavioral disorders that correspond to the signs of narcissism like a lot of bragging, which is also seen in most adult psychopaths.
After this examination, the scientists gave the boy a visual test to measure his conscious emotional processes. Researchers wanted to see if the subjects are slower to realize the fearful faces flashed quickly so as not recorded by the conscious mind, in comparison with normal boys of the same age.
If the result is yes, then this would be evidence that children with problems that do not process the threatening cues in mind. The researchers also showed a happy face, disgusted and neutral as a comparison.
The results, showed that children with psychopathic traits have deficiencies in cognitive processing to recognize specific cues, especially cues cue fear and disgust.
The findings are published online in the journal Psychological Science shows that children who have hearing problems in identifying all types of social danger quickly.
There is evidence to support this notion that psychopaths are very difficult to study the pain, learn to avoid electric shock and loud noise and the ability to recognize faces of fear.
Perhaps most important, psychopaths have no fear of punishment, making it very difficult for parents or others to teach him things that are right and wrong.
In theory called ‘experts courage hypothesis still leaves some questions. Scientists say the possibility of a more fundamental problem that is neurological (brain). Psychopaths are not responsive to the cues that evoke fear.
According to this theory, psychopaths seem to have no fear because they do not pay attention to the things that usually make people afraid. This theory emphasizes the importance of clinical interventions for children to practice attention to emotional cues around them consciously.
Just so you know many people who experience mental disorders that are not detected because psychopaths are generally behaves like a normal ordinary people. A psychopath can be so mysterious and unpredictable.
Psychopathic behavior at times quite charming, polite and rarely even being emotional.Despite the brutal crimes psychopaths showed absolutely no empathy or a guilty conscience.
That’s what makes psychopaths so mysterious and difficult to understand the lack of feeling like a normal human being.
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