James Fallon


Professor James Fallon is an American neuroscientist, Professor of Psychiatry and a specialist in human behavior. He is also Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Irvine School of Medicine at the University of California

Throughout his career, he has contributed to the development of several topics in the field of neurosciences, namely through the discovery of TGF-α and EGF. He was the first to demonstrate the use of growth factors for stimulation of stem cells in damaged adult brain, on a large scale. He also contributed to research in the fields of Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

In 2006, while studying brain PET scans to search for patterns that correlated with psychopathic behavior, he happened to compare them to a scan of his own. The characteristic deactivation of emotional regions was unmistakable: James Fallon found that his own brain fit the profile, which he himself had studied and established. He has since proclaimed himself a pro-social psychopath. His unique perspective on this topic will unequivocally enrich the session.

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