The memoir of a
neuroscientist whose research led him to a bizarre personal discovery
James Fallon had spent an entire career studying how our
brains affect our behavior when his research suddenly turned personal. While
studying brain scans of several family members, he discovered that one
perfectly matched a pattern he’d found in the brains of serial killers. This
meant one of two things: either his family’s scans had been mixed up with those
of felons or someone in his family was a psychopath.
Even more disturbing, the scan in question was his own.
This is Fallon’s account of coming to grips with this
discovery and its implications. How could he, a happy family man who had never
been prone to violence, be a psychopath? How much did his biology influence his
Fallon shares his journey to answer these questions and the
discoveries that ultimately led to his conclusion: despite everything science
can teach, humans are even more complex than we can imagine. Download and start listening now!