Pedophile – yes or no?
"We calculate the activation of a single brain in relation to the average group activation," explained Ponseti. "In comparison to other subjects, we can then recognize whether a particular subject is a pedophile or not. And we were correct in 95 percent of cases."
As well as through brain activity, the researchers also use imaging processes to find differences in brain structure. With special programs on tablet PCs, the doctors test impulsivity and empathy. "If we also carry out blood tests and make genetic and neurotransmitter analyses, maybe we will begin to track down the mystery of pedophilia," Ponseti said.
"The MRT can tell us who is a pedophile – but, unfortunately, not why."
Many people don’t know that doctors classify pedophilia as an illness, though only if the person or another suffers as a result of the urges. "According to the new American psychiatric classification system, a person is only classified as a pedophile if that person acts on their sexual attraction to children – or at least suffers from the fact that they have this attraction," said Ponseti. "If he has this attraction without abusing a child, then we can call it a sexual orientation."
Source: Deutsche Welle
Just scan the entire population to find the pedophiles! Finally we can discover pedophiles and lynch them before they ever cause any damage. Or put them preventively on a sex offender list before they ever do any harm. After all, we imprison men for having indecent movies of themselves when they were younger 5, or photographing their 17 year old spouse or legal girl friend 6, which can not even be justified by the voodoo theory of child porn. And all this even though free access to child pornography reduces actual child abuse, as proven by peer reviewed research by Professor Milton Diamond.
Many people don’t know that doctors classify pedophilia as an illness, though only if the person or another suffers as a result of the urges. "According to the new American psychiatric classification system, a person is only classified as a pedophile if that person acts on their sexual attraction to children – or at least suffers from the fact that they have this attraction," said Ponseti.
In today’s pedophile witch hunt, Jack McClellan, a self declared law abiding pedophile, gets his life destroyed by restraining orders, death threats, and more. And now we learn, from an academic, that he did not qualify as a pedophile, until society made him suffer.
"If he has this attraction without abusing a child, then we can call it a sexual orientation."
A non practicing happy pedophile is a sexual orientation. Tell this to the public and the courts. Extend workplace anti-discrimination laws on the basis of sexual orientation for the likes of Jack McClellan, the law abiding child attracted man.
All the tests in Kiel happen in the Medical Center’s neurological center, where computer images of sexually aroused heterosexual brains are stored. The images show active brain regions, lit up an intense red-orange color as strong blood flow causes high oxygen content.
MRT imaging is used to track brain activity
"You can see the reward center very clearly on these pictures," explained Ponseti. "In the visual cortex further down, a stronger visual analysis happens as soon as an adult heterosexual man sees a woman of the same age. The exact same regions activate in a pedophile’s brain when they see a naked child."
Source: Deutsche Welle
The research could mean that paedophilia could be diagnosed using children’s faces, overcoming ethical concerns about showing them naked pictures of youngsters under the age of consent.
These findings could help lead to a reliable test for pedophilia based on brain responses to child faces, Ponseti said.
"When it comes to psychotherapy of child-sex offenders, it is important to know whether an offender has a pedophilic orientation or not," Ponseti said. "In half of first-time child-sex offenders, the offenders are not pedophilic — they may have problems with adult females, such as not knowing how to approach them, so they turn to children instead."
A very important distinction. A real pedophile who is especially, or exclusively attracted to children. Versus a adult attracted person who picks children out of lack of success with adults.
Human-Stupidity dares to suggest that these loser types could be detracted from children if they had access to adult sex partners. Learning "game" pickup artists teach would be the best cure. Prostitution could also help to avoid child abuse by people who would prefer adults, if they had a chance.
However, Ponseti noted that more research is needed. "It is important to find out if an adult’s brain shows an increased response to child faces because they are normally constantly exposed to child faces and not because they are pedophiles — for instance, if they are teachers, or someone who works with children," Ponseti said.
Huge differences have also been found in the white matter of paedophiles’ brains, compared to typical men’s. Paedophiles tend to be between 10 and 15 IQ points lower than average.
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