A brain's failure to appreciate others may permit human atrocities | e! Science News | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

A father in Louisiana bludgeoned and beheaded his disabled 7-year-old son last August because he no longer wanted to care for the boy. For most people, such a heinous act is unconscionable. But it may be that a person can become callous enough to commit human atrocities because of a failure in the part of the brain that's critical for social interaction


Via Dimitris Agorastos