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Brain teasers: the puzzles of stress and psychopaths

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors 7 pm
Event 7.30-9.30 pm
The Mudlark, Montague Close,
London SE1 9DA
*Please note this event was previously advertised to take place in The Globe and now takes place in The Mudlark Montague Close,
London SE1 9DA*


Is your body stuck in the fight or flight mode? How does stress affect your immune system? This evening we will put all the pieces together to understand the effects of stress especially on the brain. What are the building blocks of psychopaths? Find out how genes, childhood experiences and the environment manifest as psychopathic disorders and the false representation in the media. Come and join us to piece together two captivating puzzles of the ...

How does stress gets under our skin and lead to disease?

Dr Livia A. Carvalho (Lecturer in Neuropsychopharmacology)
Stress can disturb the immune system and causing inflammation. The immune system protects our body from attack. For it to work properly it needs a fine balance between protecting ourselves from infection without causing even more damage to us.
During evolution, our body got used to fighting or fleeing for survival. Ages ago, a confrontation with an animal or another aggressive human led our immune system to build a response causing inflammation. Nowadays, a chance of actual confrontation may be smaller. The type of stress changed, but the body reacts in the same way causing inflammation.

The Psychopath Spectrum: Why the ‘psychopath’ is more complex than you expect

Dr. Mark Freestone (Reader in Mental Health)
The archetypal psychopath, immortalised in crime movies, is a cold criminal: lacking empathy or remorse, with a calculating streak, callously using others. Yet evidence for the existence of psychopathy as a single, unidimensional scale, as it is usually measured, is surprisingly thin. It seems more likely that there is a spectrum of psychopathic disorders that someone may exhibit, depending on their childhood experiences, genetic makeup, and brain structure. In this talk I will present the evidence for this spectrum and its implications for how we understand and treat ‘psychopaths’.

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