Tallahassee votes against repealing Stand Your Ground Law & A neuroscientist discusses the power of brain scans
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11/08/13 Robert Lorei
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei discusses last night's decision by the House committee in Tallahassee to vote against repealing the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. The eight-year-old law allows the use of deadly force if someone believes his or her life is in jeopardy. Prior to stand your ground, Floridians already had the right to protect themselves in their home and on their property. Stand Your Ground extended that right to any place where they legally had the right to be. HB 4003 was sponsored by Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee.

Rob also speaks with a prominent neuroscientist, James Fallon who teaches at the University of California at Irvine. Fallon made a shocking discovery when he looked at his brain scan. He had spent an entire career studying how our brains affect our behavior when his research suddenly turned personal. While studying brain scans of several family members, he discovered that one perfectly matched a pattern he’d found in the brains of serial killers. The scan in question was his own. He’s written a new book called THE PSYCHOPATH INSIDE: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain. Fallon discusses the difference between the criminal mind and a normal mind.

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