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Association between brain structure and phenotypic characteristics in pedophilia

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Poeppl, Timm B. ; Nitschke, Joachim ; Santtila, Pekka ; Schecklmann, Martin ; Langguth, Berthold ; Greenlee, Mark W. ; Osterheider, Michael ; Mokros, Andreas
Date of publication of this fulltext: 16 Jan 2020 10:11


Studies applying structural neuroimaging to pedophiles are scarce and have shown conflicting results. Although first findings suggested reduced volume of the amygdala, pronounced gray matter decreases in frontal regions were observed in another group of pedophilic offenders. When compared to non-sexual offenders instead of community controls, pedophiles revealed deficiencies in white matter only. ...


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