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Research Article

Differentiating Psychopathy from General Antisociality Using the P3 as a Psychophysiological Correlate of Attentional Allocation

  • Inti A. Brazil mail,

    I.Brazil@donders.ru.nl

    Affiliations: Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Pompestichting, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Robbert Jan Verkes,

    Affiliations: Pompestichting, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Psychiatry, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Bart H. J. Brouns,

    Affiliation: Department of Pedagogical and Educational sciences, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Jan K. Buitelaar,

    Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Berend H. Bulten,

    Affiliation: Pompestichting, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Ellen R. A. de Bruijn

    Affiliation: Leiden University, Department of Clinical, Health and Neuropsychology, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Published: November 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050339

About the Authors

Inti A. Brazil
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Inti A. Brazil, Robbert Jan Verkes, Berend H. Bulten
Pompestichting, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Robbert Jan Verkes
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Psychiatry, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Bart H. J. Brouns
Department of Pedagogical and Educational sciences, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jan K. Buitelaar
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Ellen R. A. de Bruijn
Leiden University, Department of Clinical, Health and Neuropsychology, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: I.Brazil@donders.ru.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IAB RJV BHJB JKB BHB ERADB. Performed the experiments: IAB BHJB. Analyzed the data: IAB ERADB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IAB BHJB BHB ERADB. Wrote the paper: IAB RJV BHJB JKB BHB ERADB.