“We’ve always known you’re kind of a sociopath.”
James Fallon is relatively unassuming guy. He’s charming. He was voted the class clown in highschool, and went on his first date when he was 12 years old. That girl went on to become his wife. Fallon, a neuroscientist of 40 years, is the last person you would expect to have the brain of a psychopathic killer, except- he does.
Fallon’s usual area of neuroscience expertise was chemical connections of the brain and adult stem cell research. That is, until some of his colleagues, who worked in psychology and radiology introduced him to a new technology. The PET scan. (It was the 1990s). Fallon described the machine as, “a candy dispenser… It was love at first sight.’