The Brain of a Serial Killer [Infographic]

Serial killers are a horrifyingly fascinating topic of interest. Why do they do what they do? Are they born with the desire to kill, or do events in their lives affect them so profoundly they become that way? It is now believed that it is a combination of both.

Studies have shown that serial killers tend to never have developed a sense of belonging to the world, and as such, they are unable to empathize with people, allowing them to kill their victims without emotional regrets. Jim Fallon, a neuroscientist who discovered he had the same low orbital cortex activity as that of a serial killer, now believes that, while both genetic makeup and brain patterns are two necessary ingredients to make a serial killer, childhood experiences can make all the differences. To learn more about the brain of a serial killer, check out the infographic below presented by

The Brain of a Serial Killer


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