Asked by Kendall Laster on Feb 29, 2024



PET scan studies have found no differences between the brain activity of predatory murderers and the brain activity of "heat of passion" murderers.

PET Scan

A medical imaging technique that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues.

Predatory Murderers

Individuals who commit murder with premeditation and select their victims based on specific criteria.

"Heat of Passion" Murderers

Individuals who commit murder under circumstances that could cause a reasonable person to become emotionally or mentally disturbed.

  • Determine the attributes and biological dimensions of antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy.

Verified Answer

Rossy Bakwe

Feb 29, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
PET scan studies have shown differences in brain activity between predatory murderers, who plan their crimes, and those who commit murder in the "heat of passion." These studies often reveal variations in areas of the brain associated with aggression, impulse control, and emotion regulation, suggesting differing neurological underpinnings between premeditated and impulsive acts of violence.