Classic study Raine et al. (1997) Brain abnormalities in murderers indicated by positron emission tomography.

What was the aim of their study?
To use PET scanning to check for dysfunction in the brain, to see if the brains of NGRI murderers are different from non murders brain
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What was the hypotheses of their study?
Dysfunction would be present in the: Hippocampus, Thalamus, Angular Gyrus, Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex
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How many people were used in the sample?
82 people
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How many in the sample were NGRI and how many were control pps
41 were NGRI and 41 were control
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What were the controls used in relation to the sample?
All pps were kept of medication for two weeks prior, in the sample 6 people from the NGRI group with schizophrenia were matched to 6 people in the control group also with schizophrenia
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Outline the procedure used in the study
Allowed to practise CPT 10 minutes beforehand doing the CPT, Pps given glucose tracer, performed the test
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What is the CPT?
The Continuous Performance Test
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What Kind of sample did they use?
Oppertunity
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