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The psychopaths brainwave

There are four different kinds of brain waves ranging form beta waves during periods of high alertness, trough alpha and theta waves, to delta waves which accompany deep sleep. These waves reflect the fluctuating levels of electrical activity in the brain at various times. In normal members of the population theta waves are associated with drowsy, meditative or sleeping states. Yet in psychopaths they occur during normal waking states – even sometimes during states of increased arousal. Language of psychopaths is only world deep. There is no emotional contouring behind it. A psychopath may say something like “I love you” but in reality it means about as much to him as if he said “I will have a cup of coffee”. This is one of the reasons why psychopaths remain so cool, calm and collected under conditions of extreme danger and why they are so reward-driven and take risks. Their brains, quite literary are less switched on than the rest of ours.

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