Biological evidence from mice to men
Jean Shih’s study with mice
In his pioneering study of a Dutch family with several generations of violent males, clinical geneticist Dr. Han Brunner has provided the first tangible evidence of a direct link between molecular biology (a MAO A deficiency) and aggressive behavior in humans.
• Dr. Brunner’s findings: distinctions in the family
• MAO A as a credible candidate
• Coming into contact with Dr. Shih
Shih on the Brunner study
• The significance of Dr. Brunner’s work
• The biological component of behavior
Baker on the Brunner Study
Laura Baker, USC Professor of Psychology and Director of an extensive twin study, comments on the relevance of Brunner’s work to Dr. Shih’s studies and her own.
• The similarities between Dr. Shih’s work and Dr. Brunner’s work
• Dr. Baker’s study: a broader approach
Baker on Shih research
Laura Baker comments on the relevance of Brunner’s work to Dr. Shih’s studies and her own.
• Consistencies in the studies