This is Fallon's account of coming to grips with this discovery and
its implications, especially the fact that humans are evne more
complex than we can imagine.
James Fallon is an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, where he has taught for thirty-five years. He lives in Irvine, CA.
"The Psychopath Inside is a deeply compelling personal story
of an eminent scien-tist's discovery of his own psychopathy. Jim
Fallon confesses the sins of his biology and in doing so receives
the absolution of being human. I couldn't put it down."
--PAUL J. ZAK, PhD, author of The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity
"As comprehensive as it is compelling, essential reading for
understanding the genetic and neuroscience underpinnings of
--M. E. THOMAS, author of Confessions of a Sociopath "Just the word 'psychopath' is enough to grab anyone's attention and it has inspired numerous TV shows and films for many decades. In truth, I believe the word itself does little to wrap its arms around the infinite behavioral traits psychopaths pos-sess, for good and bad. Fallon lets us inside his mind as he takes us on a deftly woven journey, breaking down every convention of psychopathic behavior."
--SIMON MIRREN, former executive producer of Criminal Minds "In a thought-provoking account of self-exploration, Fallon puts himself 'under the microscope' in an attempt to make sense of how his own biological and developmental history has shaped his life. His perspective on psychopathy pushes us to consider the important roles of nature and nurture, and the fine line between adaptive and mal-adaptive personality traits."
--JOHN F. EDENS, PhD, professor of psychology, director of clinical training, and Cornerstone Faculty Fellow, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University "An intriguing look into the dark side of the brain. A must-read for anyone curious about why our brains think our darkest thoughts and how many of us go into states of psychosis without even realizing it. Dr. Fallon's study of my own brain helped me come to terms with my strangest ideas and why I function the way I do. Few people understand the brain as well as Dr. Fallon, and can write about it in such a fun and engaging way. A fascinating read."
--ELI ROTH, writer, director, and producer "Absorbing, insightful and quirky"
-Kirkus "His surprising final diagnosis could broaden the way we see normality."