“Key Bundles of Brain Fibers”
Murderous Minds is such a great book on psychopathy, with rich descriptions of the structures that constitute a healthy or unhealthy brain. The interconnections within the biological material “might underlie behavior” (impaired behaviors) “that underlies the process that will explain how the psychotic mind works.”
It’s a fascinating read.
Haycock also describes property dualism. A brain is scanned. Scans reveal functioning. Inferences about function = “mind.” Mind = [Behavioral inferences about empathy + altruism + conscience] hopefully. A “physicalist” would look at the brain mass as “it;” one’s brain state is synonymous with one’s mental state.
“Different levels of analysis not different levels of existence.”
Reads & References:
- Dean Haycock, Murderous Minds Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil
- Dean Haycock, Common Misconceptions About Psychopaths
- Psychiatric Genomics Consortium
- Human Connectome Project
- The BRAIN Initiative
- the Human Brain Project
*All quotes in this post are Dean Haycock and cited from Murderous Minds…