Here is what Raine specifically writes about it in Anatomy of Violence:Laura said:Yes, the other books discuss this issue of the corpus callosum - can't recall if it is Raine or Fallon - I think it may be Fallon who goes into it specifically. Apparently, you don't want a thicker CC.nature said:I've just began IoH.
This part caught my attention, from P 98
Why a human can't do both tasks? It reminds me of the brain's splitting (corpus callosum) and leads me to 2 questions:
- Is an under-development of this corpus is one of the reasons why we don't have a mosaic view? (other reason can be the underdevelopment of our prefrontal area).
- Our corpus callosum is less developped than the successfull psychopaths', making us less succesfull in certain domains, fields, then disadvantaged compared to them. Ex: they are keen on calculating, planning, observing details, etc. Is there a means to develop our corpus callosum (increasing neurons synapses towards the other hemisphere, and neurotransmitters flow?
I'm looking forward to reading other books recommended (on brain anatomy), maybe I'll have a clue?
What is in the middle is the corpus callosum— a colossal body of over 200 million nerve fibers that connect your two cerebral hemispheres. These fibers— the corona radiata— radiate out from the very center of your brain to the outer areas of your cerebral hemispheres, interconnecting many different brain regions. We measured the volume of the corpus callosum and its corona radiata and found that this volume is much bigger in psychopaths with antisocial personality disorder. It was also longer. And thinner too. A long, thin body of white matter. It’s as if there is too much connectivity in the brains of psychopaths— too much cross talk between the two hemispheres.
...In many of us, the left hemisphere is largely responsible for language processing— language is strongly lateralized to the left hemisphere. But in psychopaths it’s more of a mix of both left and right hemispheres. This might be why they seem to be so adept in their verbal skills. They have two hemispheres— not one— that they can utilize for language processing. This in turn could be due to a larger, better communicating corpus callosum.