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Neurobiology of Religious Terrorism

Neurobiology of Religious Terrorism

| Todd Murphy, Behavioral Neuroscientist | Understanding the mind of a suicidal terrorist is a special challenge in psychology. Not only do their actions show a highly aggressive personality, but their motivations seem to outweigh even the imperative for self-preservation. The profile of the suicide bomber is not at all simple. We think of them … Continue reading

Wired for Violence or Peace?

Wired for Violence or Peace?

In much the same way as consistent practice will literally alter your DNA, we’ve hardwired our nation against peace. The brain shapes and changes itself based on your daily actions.  The dangerous rhetoric that makes media money, or wins political points – also illustrates the progress of an acquired taste. Now tone toxins have evolved … Continue reading

What Culture Can Do To The Brain

What Culture Can Do To The Brain

Is it true that our biology has become mismatched to the world that surrounds our biology?  Are we no longer a well-adapted organism, and therefore natural selection dooms us as a species?    The following are excerpts by Norman Holland, Ph.D., from an article he wrote for Psychology Today.  |  We Humans Have a Fatal Biology … Continue reading