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Ridgewood NJ, The mass murders and shootings in Orlando committed by Omar Mateen has produced many questions as federal and local authorities continue to probe into his background.
But what if he’s the latest in the long line of people who have something in their brains which turns them into murderers? Brain imaging expert and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen,founder of the Amen Clinics and his staff have scanned the brains of 90 murderers, searching for answers.
Mateen’s ex-wife, who suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her former husband, has also said he was bi-polar. And as we continue to learn more about the human brain, scans such as what Dr. Amen provides, are being used in court, keeping some criminals in court and others from being executed.
Amen is heavily involved in the discussion about CTE and is the lead researcher on the largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players and was a consultant on the movie “Concussion” starring Will Smith.
About Dr. Daniel Amen
Daniel G. Amen is a psychiatrist, clinical neuroscientist and Founder of Amen Clinics in California, Washington, Virginia, Georgia and New York. Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior. He’s been a guest on multiple TV shows and networks such as CNN and “The View.” In January, his research was chosen as one of the top 100 stories in science for 2015 by Discover Magazine.