Sold Out: Science on Tap - Real-Life Monsters: Psychopathy and the Neuroscience of Morality
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
$8 - $15
This event is all ages
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Science on Tap - Real-Life Monsters: Psychopathy and the Neuroscience of Morality
Why do some people live lawful lives, while others gravitate toward repeated criminal behavior? Do people choose to be moral or immoral, or is morality simply a genetically inherited function of the brain? Research suggests that psychopathy as a biological condition explained by defective neural circuits that mediate empathy, but what does that mean when neuroscience is used as evidence in criminal court? Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Octavio Choi will explore how emerging neuroscience challenges long-held assumptions underlying the basis—and punishment—of criminal behavior.