This seminar will review the latest neuroscience of individuals who commit serious violent crimes. Dr. Kiehl will discuss the latest neuroscience of psychopathic personality, how the brains of those who commit murders are different from other inmates and how neuroscience may help to predict future antisocial behavior. Also, Dr. Kiehl will present novel strategies for the treatment and rehabilitation of young psychopaths.
Kent A. Kiehl is a neuroscientist with research interests in cognitive neuroscience, psychopathy, interaction of neuroscience and law, and behavioral prediction. He is professor at the department of psychology, University of New Mexico. Dr. Kiehl completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California-Davis and received his doctorate in 2000 from the University of British Columbia under the tutelage of Drs. Robert Hare and Peter Liddle. Dr. Kiehl has published over 200 peer-review papers and has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Early Career Award from the Society for Psychophysiology.
Dr. Kiehl uses brain imaging techniques to investigate mental illnesses, in particular, criminal psychopathy, psychotic disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, affective disorders), traumatic brain injury, substance abuse and paraphilias.
The laboratory Mind Research Network headed by Kiehl collected the world largest sample of brain scans of incarcerated people using a mobile MRI scanner. They also started collecting brain scan of people in contact sports to study effect of contact sports on brain ("Brain Safe Project").