There is a clear relationship between brain function and certain kinds of behavior. For several years I conducted brain mapping research on rats as a researcher in the Psychology Department of a Canadian university. It was extremely interesting work that eventually resulted in discovering unique linkages between specific areas of the brain and behaviors.
Can science determine an inmate’s propensity to re-offend? A new study suggests that by scanning a portion of the brain associated with decision-making, scientists are able to determine which prisoners are likely to be arrested again.
A team of neuroscientists from the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico, examined 96 male inmates preparing for release in two state prisons.