The Daily Mail is reporting what German scientist Dr Gerhard Roth says is an ‘evil patch’ that lies in the brain’s central lobe and shows up as a dark mass on X-rays. He discovered it when investigating violent convicted offenders over the years for German government studies and he believes these criminals have a ‘genetic predisposition’ to violence.
‘We showed these people short films and measured their brain waves,’ he said.
‘Whenever there were brutal and squalid scenes the subjects showed no emotions. In the areas of the brain where we create compassion and sorrow, nothing happened.’
The dark mass at the front of the brain, he says, appears in all scans of people with records for criminal violence.
He added: ‘When you look at the brain scans of hardened criminals, there are almost always severe shortcomings in the lower forehead part of the brain.
‘But when I will look at young people, and I see there are developmental disorders in the lower forehead brain, I can say that there is a felon in the making with 66 per cent probability.
‘It is easy to spot this anti-social behavior from very early on.’
Dr Roth is one of Germany’s best-known brain specialists and was at the forefront of calling for sentencing reforms a few years ago.