May 03, 2013
The Evil Brain: What Lurks Inside a Killer’s Mind
"Homicidal madmen don’t have much of a capacity for gratitude, but if they did, they’d offer a word of thanks to Charles Whitman. Whitman was the 25-year-old engineering student and former Marine who, in 1966, killed 17 people and wounded 32 in a mass shooting at the University of Texas, before being shot and killed himself by police.
Earlier that day, he also murdered his wife and mother. Criminal investigators looking for a reason for the rampage got what seemed to be their answer quickly, in the form of a suicide note Whitman left at his home ..."
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Where evil lurks: Neurologist discovers 'dark patch' inside the brains of killers and rapists
Date: 06 February 2013 Time: 05:37 PM ET
Brain Area 'Where Evil Lurks' Doesn't Exist: Neurologist
"Is there really a part of the brain "where evil lurks"?
Evil is alive and is lurking in the brains of certain individuals, if you believe news reports linked to a respected German neurologist. The news of the scientist's discovery, however, has attracted some naysayers — including the neurologist himself.
According to The Independent, Dr. Gerhard Roth of the University of Bremen's Brain Research Institute reportedly discovered "the region of the brain where evil is formed and where it lurks" by performing brain scans on violent convicted felons ..."