Electrical brain stimulation may help reduce violent crime in future – study

By: Ian Sample Science editor | Electrical brain stimulation may help reduce violent crime in future – study | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Researchers found that applying an electric current to a part of the brain linked to violent acts reduced people’s intentions to commit assault

It could be a shocking way to treat future criminals. Scientists have found that a session of electrical brain stimulation can reduce people’s intentions to commit assaults, and raise their moral awareness.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore explored the potential for brain stimulation to combat crime after noting that impairment in a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex has been linked to violent acts.

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