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Describe two kinds of brain dysfunctions possibly linked to psychopaths. Can these dysfunctions be treated? If so, what methods may be most effective? Use scholarly resources to support your explanations. Psychopathy is a developmental disorder indicated by emotional dysfunction and increased risk for aggressive behaviors (Blair, 2013). Two kinds of brain dysfunctions that have been found to be possibly linked to psychopaths are within the amygdala and posterior cingulate cortex (Blair, 2013). The amygdala is used for moral judgement, so someone that is healthy will have lots of activity, whereas a psychopath will have significantly less activity in the amygdala (Blair, 2013). Also, there is reduced activity towards fearful expressions and during emotional memory examples (Blair, 2013). Regarding the posterior cingulate cortex, there is a reduction in activity during processing moral transgressions and emotional memory as well (Blair, 2013). Although

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