The nature of evil
When highly psychopathic inmates imagined themselves in these painful situations, they showed higher-than-normal activity in certain brain regions involved in empathy for pain. But these regions failed to become active when they imagined others in pain.
Moreover, when imagining other people in pain, highly psychopathic inmates showed increased activity in a brain area known to be involved in pleasure, according to the study, which was published Sept. 24 in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
So few in the mental health community or general society grasp the above reality. Even the linked article is titled, “Brain Scans Show Why Psychopaths Don’t Feel Your Pain,” yet that is really NOT what the research actually says.
Psychopaths (Or those people Dan Allender and M. Scott Peck refer to as evil) most certainly do feel your pain — and it gives them pleasure.
The key difference between those who harm others because of their ignorance or addictions and the truly evil among us is that the evil enjoys hurting you. And, quite unlike the rest, also are completely in control of their thinking so they can become your politician, your business leader, your NSA director, your military commander or your pastor/priest/youth leader.