Science Predicts Future Murderers

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

The mind of a violent person is a dark place…literally. For the first time, researchers have spotted a physical distinction in the brain of a violent criminal. And as Anthony tells us, the implications are potentially very far-reaching.

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34 comments

Rune Dragon August 3, 2013 - 10:03 PM

lol, you thought it was hard to get a job before, imagine when your background check turns up that dark spot in your brain lol.

Cal August 17, 2013 - 7:26 PM

I think everyone has the dark spot xD, just some are scared of the consequences while others aren't.

jwarrior343 August 18, 2013 - 9:32 PM

1:24 or murderers and rapists are not affected by the violence they see on the tv because they have experienced it first hand and became desensitised to it?

SilkySkillsUnited September 3, 2013 - 9:30 PM

Absolute bollocks. Besides, If you've murdered someone, I'm sure you wouldnt be scared of a fucking movie compared to a normal person.

Eyal September 28, 2013 - 4:16 PM

Psyco-Pass

lordrot20 October 13, 2013 - 8:01 PM

Maybe it could be use for war, and we could damage that part on the brain and make emotion deaden murder craving soldiers.

Michael Knights October 17, 2013 - 12:19 AM

pyscho-pass

The Flaine October 18, 2013 - 8:28 AM

In the hypothetical future where special treatment is provided for people who have that "dark spot," I can still see things going wrong. Some "dark-spotted" person would eventually realize what sort of person everybody thinks he or she would become, and would become rebellious and unpredictable because they have no desire to have their destiny controlled…ironically becoming a different kind of criminal.

arch entity October 26, 2013 - 6:26 AM

What is a ''Rookly"??

Greyz174 November 4, 2013 - 5:01 PM

so this means that it's not a criminal's fault and they shouldn't be punished, right?

Cynnx7 November 27, 2013 - 9:17 AM

Fuk everyday society, let us run wild as pigs and do as we wish. Oh Yes

Oscar Alimin November 29, 2013 - 2:27 PM

Psycho-pass is becoming reality xD

kannibust December 1, 2013 - 9:09 AM

This channel is great and has great subject matter and writers.. But why so many hipsters? Do you think people who are interested in psychology really want to see edgy people with giant-brim glasses talking sarcastically?

Remco Schedel—the SKULL December 12, 2013 - 4:48 AM

Well, using your cell phone in a movie theatre IS evil, so i guess it's possible.

Gabriela Neira January 3, 2014 - 10:42 AM

He reminds me of Leonard from The Big Bang Theory, am I the only one?

Jessica Jeanfelix January 7, 2014 - 6:31 PM

Thumbs up to everyone that said Psycho Pass

lee mceachern March 8, 2014 - 6:09 AM

this is old research by different guy its called the warrior gene I don't understand why this guy is getting the credit on something already found.

mtneves77 March 23, 2014 - 3:28 PM

consciousness is such a fragile thing, you can change everything about a person with a well placed blow to the head.

Doug Poppe March 23, 2014 - 10:52 PM

1:08 IT'S WALTER WHITE

Threetails May 9, 2014 - 4:12 AM

They won't give them support though.  No politician would approve that because the pundits would accuse them of "coddling criminals" even if we're talking about kids who haven't done anything yet.  They'll just round them up wholesale because the prison-industrial complex needs more money.  Precrime will become a thing, I guarantee it.

Janov FGPLUS May 27, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Futurama did it

KipperTheArt June 3, 2014 - 4:20 AM

A Clockwork Orange

Whai Harris June 11, 2014 - 6:26 PM

Does that mean every person will give an excuse to be murder

anonymous annie July 20, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Psycho-pass…

Yautja Prime July 26, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Murder is not at all evil. This whole world is full of killing. Killing for any reason other than survival is wrong and unnatural. There are many times murder is the right thing to do.

Yautja Prime July 26, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Crime means you are on the wrong side of the law. Many times the law is wrong and unjust. So it is just to break unjust laws. Hence, crime isn't always bad. You guys are very narrow on this show.

Blood Angel August 9, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Just because you're not afraid of violence or some kind of bleeding heart libtard, does not mean you will be a criminal or enjoy violence, nor does being those things mean you will not. It's interesting that one of the videos in the side bar is "How To Spot Pseudoscience" because this sounds very much like it to me.

Georgia Wingett August 17, 2014 - 3:49 PM

0:52 Eddie murphy??

Riekert Redelinghuys November 20, 2014 - 2:04 AM

Please stop trying to be God! It's really wrong to change someone's brain! God don't create us to be recreated by man!!!!!! Ohhh but you're scientists guess you don't believe in God! But if you do stop this madness!!!!!!!!

Riekert Redelinghuys November 20, 2014 - 2:07 AM

Stop trying to be God! It's really wrong to change someone's brain! God don't create us to be recreated by man!!! Ohh but you're scientists guess you don't believe in God! But if you do stop this madness!

Ingrid Roldan Triviño December 13, 2014 - 6:46 AM

This reminds me so much of Sybil! :O scary. 

andiejvlee July 8, 2015 - 4:20 AM

PSYCHO-PASS!!!!

Ben Simpson April 28, 2016 - 10:42 AM

To anyone who hasn't seen Psycho-Pass I highly recommend it. It tackles some of the issues that would arise in such a world (one where your mental health dictates your role and place in society).
I don't want to spoil anything so suffice it to say this is not the exact mechanism by which the mental health was assessed in Psycho-Pass. It could potentially be a real world way to, however.

M.E September 22, 2016 - 7:59 PM

oh this is such crap lol