After Newtown

NOVA: Neuroscience of Violence

Clip: Season 1 | 9m 23s

While there is some evidence linking violence in general to risk factors such as age, sex, substance abuse, and personality traits such as anger and impulsiveness, over many years, researchers have established that only a very small subset of people suffering from mental illness are likely to commit violent acts. NOVA investigates what we know and what we don’t about the neuroscience of violence.

Aired: 12/21/12

Rating: NR

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