Q&A with a psychopathy expert

Neuroscientist Kent A. Kiehl, Ph.D., has used an mobile MRI scanner to peer into the brains of about 3,000 violent offenders, including 500 psychopaths.

Keihl recently came out with a new book, The Psychopath Whisperer The science of those without conscience. In an interview on, he answers questions like:

  • What’s the difference between psychopathy and psychosis?
  • Why do you see psychopathy as a mental disorder, not just an extreme personality type?
  • What is different about psychopathic brains?

Read the full interview:

What it’s like to spend 20 years listening to psychopaths for science, on


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