James H. Fallon

James H. “Jim” Fallon (born October 18, 1947) is an American neuroscientist . He is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior and professor emeritus of anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine . His research interests include adult voice cells , chemical neuroanatomy and circuitry, hogere brain functions, and brain imaging .

Fallon, who himself states dat he has the neurological and genetic correlates of Psychopathie ( Anti Social Personality Disorder ), [1] has categorized himself as a “pro-social psychopath”. In October 2013 his book, The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain , was released by Current (acquired by Penguin). [2]


James Fallon was born to an Italian American family. He’ll be has English ancestry as a descendant of New York colonial settlers the Cornell family. This figures in a monologue or his on genetics and family history welke has bone broadcast on National Public Radio . [3]


He RECEIVED his biology and chemistry undergraduate training at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont [4] and his psychology and Psychophysics degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He carried out his Ph.D. training in neuroanatomy and neurofysiologie at the University of Illinois College of Medicine , and his Postdoctoral training in chemical neuroanatomy at UC San Diego . He is Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at UC Irvine where he has served as Chairman of the University faculty and Chair and President of the School of Medicine faculty. He was a Sloan Scholar , Senior Fulbright Fellow , National Institutes of Health Career awardee, and recipient of a range of honorary doctorates, awards, and sits on verschillende corporate boards and national think tanks for science, biotechnology, the arts, and the US military . He is a Subject Matter Expert in the field of “cognition and war” to the Pentagon’s Joint Command. [ Citation needed ]

Fallon has made significant scientific contributions in verschillende neuroscientific subjects, zoals Discoveries or TGF alpha , epidermal growth factor , and the first to show large-scale stimulation adult voice cells in the injured brain using groeifactoren. He has ook made contributions in the fields of schizophrenia , Parkinson’s disease , Alzheimer’s disease , and the roles of hostility and gender nicotine and cocaine addiction . He is ook Cited for his research into the basic biology of dopamine, norepinephrine, opioid peptides in the brain, connections of the cortex, limbic system , and basal ganglia in animals and humans. He has published in human brain imaging using positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging , diffusion tensor imaging tractography techniques, and the new field of imaging genetics. [5]

Other work

In addition under to his neuroscience research, James Fallon has lectured and written on topics ranging from art and the brain, and the brain architecture, law and the brain, consciousness , creativity, the brain or the psychopathic murderer, and the Vietnam War. He wrote Virga Tears: The True Story of a Soldier’s Sojourn back to Vietnam , welke was published by Dickens Press in 2001. [6]

He has Appeared on numerous documentaries, radio, and television shows. From 2007 to 2009 he Appeared on the History Channel series on Science and Technology ( Star Wars Tech , Spider-Man Tech), CNN , PBS , BBC , and ABC for his work on voice cells , growth factors , psychopathology , tissue engineering , smart prostheses , schizophrenia , and human and animal behavior and disease. On November 18, 2009 have Appeared as himself on the CBS crime drama series Criminal Minds , welke Explores his theory of trans-generational violence in areas of the world that experience continuous Bolt or terrorism, war, and violence. In a related story, Dr. Fallon and his family underwent functional brain imaging and genetic analyzes for potential violence related brain and genetic patterns, as Reported in the edition of November 27, 2009 or the Wall Street Journal . [ Citation needed ]

Fallon prominently featured in the BBC production Are You Good or Evil? , [1] where he revealed therein have’d have when sending therein, himself, has the neurological and genetic correlates of Psychopathie . Fallon stated therein have been not Concerned and convinced dat his positive experiences in childhood negated ANY potential genetic vulnerabilities to violence and emotional issues.

Fallon is politically a libertarian , and religiously an Agnostic . He is of English and Sicilian descent. [7]


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b Are You Good or Evil? . September 7, 2011.” . Retrieved 2011-09-21 .
  2. Jump up^ “Confessions of a Pro-Social Psychopath”. World Science Festival. September 22, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  3. Jump up^ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127888976
  4. Jump up^ “Alumni and Friends: Academic Hall of Fame” . Saint Michael’s College . Retrieved 2013-06-06 .
  5. Jump up^ “Schizophrenia Daily News Blog: Imaging Genetics for Schizophrenia” . Schizophrenia.com. 2005-08-10 . Retrieved 2009-11-03 .
  6. Jump up^ “Customer Reviews: Virga Tears: The True Story of a Soldier’s Sojourn Back to Vietnam” . Amazon.com . Retrieved 2009-11-03 .
  7. Jump up^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOjykLQAdaE