Frontal Lobe Underdevelopment Traced to Lack of Childhood Bonding
“When the cerebral cortex is damaged, raw limbic emotions rage freely through human words and deeds, as we have seen in the literature on T[raumatic] B[rain] I[njury].
There is, in fact very convincing evidence that sociopaths and recidivist criminals have a shrunken or impaired frontal lobe. Lacking this ‘buffer’ of social evaluation and inner control, the sociopath is said to be ‘capable of anything.’
(Additional evidence suggests that one of the primary causes of frontal lobe underdevelopment is a lack of primary nurturance and a ‘normal’ family life.)”
This entry was posted on December 7, 2011 by Zeke. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with attachment research, brain damage, brain development, early childhood and adolescent neuronal pruning, limbic system, neurofeedback, orbitofrontal cortex, pair bonding and intelligence.