The post aims to give a brief review of psychopathy as a neuropsychiatric disorder. It starts with a discussion of features that define the psychopath. Then it takes a closer look at some of the traits, such as empathy, to show the general beliefs and controversy across the studies with the provided overview of the dysfunctions in the brain and impairments that stem from them. Lastly, the post includes an overview of research on “successful” and “unsuccessful” psychopaths and assesses the literature-based opinion on whether psychopathy can be treated.
This post serves as an introduction to the EEG data processing and particularly the usage of MNE-Python package. The post goes over such preprocessing steps as labeling bad channels and trials, artifacts removal, and data epoching. Additionally, the event-related potential is calculated and compared between groups and conditions. Sample of EEG data is taken from Cavanagh et al. (2019) experiment.
Literature review for the final project at 2020 International Youth Neuroscience Association Summer Course.