Where I’ll be disagreeing with a former President of the American Psychological Association:
We’re trying to reduce very complex human behaviours to some precise little process in the brain (…) It can’t be boiled down to a microscopic-sized area of the brain-or one of the thousands of biochemical activities of the brain.
But if most of murderous behaviour was biologically based, the worst offenders would be more alike than they are, he says. [via]
All the papers I’m familiar with are pretty clear when mentioning multiple areas, supporting networks or underlying circuitry (implying shared connections) and experiments usually just target specific questions to begin with. So, I’d like to know who’s arguing it can be 1 of 1000’s biochem events in the brain.. but it sure sounds ol’ fashioned friendly to say nurturing has more to do with it, huh, then we can get busy with some jail time. It’s been said before about many spectrum-like conditions that have subsequently been treated neuropathically. I thought the modern thing to do was admit it’s a complex combination of various environmental, social and biological factors? And the last statement is just tired all around.