Oh oh: “…children could display callous and unemotional traits that were linked to psychopathy…”

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The British research found that displaying those traits was possible to predict even earlier, at age five weeks…Children with CU traits are defined as showing impaired emotion recognition, reduced responsiveness to others’ distress and a lack of guilt or empathy.

Their ability to recognise changing and static facial expressions, as well as their reactions to distressing and neutral images, such as a crying child or a book, were measured in the tests.

Infants’ preferential face tracking at five weeks and maternal sensitivity at 29 weeks were used as predictors of CU traits at two-and-a-half years.

It was found that babies with a preference for a human face rather than a ball was associated with lower CU traits.

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2 thoughts on “Oh oh: “…children could display callous and unemotional traits that were linked to psychopathy…”

  1. I loved the fact that I found someone who agrees with me about the BS given by Yuval Noah Harari as if he has said something that changes our understanding of our evolution fundamentally. Yuval’s TED talk was so flawed that I saw it’s flaws in the very first 5 minutes.

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