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CommonHealth: Better Understanding The Brains Of Psychopaths14:00
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Conventional wisdom depicts psychopaths as simply lacking empathy and being willing to hurt others without regard for their well-being. A new study out of Harvard takes a look at their brains and finds the answer is more complicated.

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Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets @commonhealth.

Joshua Buckholtz, associate professor of psychology at Harvard University.

This segment aired on July 10, 2017.

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