If you believe movies and TV, psychopaths are always one step ahead. They always seem to know exactly what everyone else is thinking and exactly how to use that information to their advantage. But in reality, psychopaths aren't especially good at getting in other people's heads. It's not that they can't — it's that they don't.
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Psychopathy is a mostly biological developmental disorder that is associated with specific kinds of behavior. 00:33
The brains of psychopaths light up in the pleasure regions when seeing someone else in pain. 01:25
The brains of psychopaths release four times the amount of dopamine in response to drugs like amphetamine. 01:45
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