Recent advances and hypotheses regarding the neural networks involved in cruelty and pathological aggression
Harold Mouras email@example.com a1 INSERM, U742, Paris, F-75005 France a2 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, UMR S 742, Paris, F-75005, France a3 Socio-Affective Development Group, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva, CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Functional neuroimaging studies allow examination of the cerebral networks involved in human behavior. For pathological aggression, several studies have reported a involvement of frontal and temporal areas, reflecting disruption of emotional regulatory systems. Recent genetic studies that bring together reward system dysfunction and violent behavior.