Do We Need A Neuroscience of Terrorism?

In the Boston Herald, we read that Little is currently known about the neurological pathways of terrorism – the inner workings of a brain that can justify random violence to promote an abstract, extreme belief… there has been no neuroimaging done to examine terrorist brain activity at play. This lack of neuroscientific knowledge is a problem, we’re told, because “[terrorism is] like with cancer: The more you know about it, the more you start to understand the process of it, the earlier you can attack it and prevent it,” said Shuki Cohen, associate director of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Center on Terrorism The overall message seems to be: extremism is a kind of brain disorder; we don’t know the causes, or how to cure it, but neuroscience…

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