Temporal lobe deficits in murderers: EEG findings undetected by PET

L. M. Gatzke-Kopp, A. Raine, M. Buchsbaum, L. LaCasse

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This study evaluates electroencephalography (EEG) and positron emission tomography (PET) in the same subjects. Fourteen murderers were assessed by using both PET (while they were performing the continuous performance task) and EEG during a resting state. EEG revealed significant increases in slow-wave activity in the temporal, but not frontal, lobe in murderers, in contrast to prior PET findings that showed reduced prefrontal, but not temporal, glucose metabolism. Results suggest that resting EEG shows empirical utility distinct from PET activation findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-491
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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