Raine On Violence

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Violence is a physical act where we express anger and lead to injury, therefore control of violence is crucial in achieving world peace. We get our emotions, including anger or disappointment, from the amygdala of the limbic system. Together with the functioning of the prefrontal cortex, inhibition towards aggression can be achieved. (Psychology Today, 2013) In Raine’s study on brain activities of murderers and non-murderers, PET scans have shown that murdered have a less active prefrontal cortex. () With a weaker prefrontal cortex to act as a boundary to control all those anger within the mind, murderers tend to express their dissatisfaction easily. Another Raine’s study has shown that people who have antisocial personality disorder have brains
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