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The Divided Brain

Evil: Neuroscientists suggest there is no such thing. Are they right?

SLATE By |Posted Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at 4:24 PM ET Anders Behring Breivik, suspect in the Oslo killings, leaves the courthouse in a police car
Photo by Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen/AFP/Getty Images. Is evil over? Has science finally driven a stake through its dark heart? Or at least emptied the word of useful meaning, reduced the notion of a numinous nonmaterial malevolent force to a glitch in a tangled cluster of neurons, the brain? Yes, according to many neuroscientists, who are emerging as the new high priests of the secrets of the psyche, explainers of human