January 27, 2021
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“Pedophiles brain is not different to non pedophiles brains
Thus far, four studies have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to test for differences in brainstructure between paedophilic (i.e. sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children) and teleiophilic (i.e.sexually attracted to adults) men, revealing divergent results. To re-examine this issue, we acquired highresolution structural T1-weighted and diffusion MRI scans of the brain in 24 paedophilic and 32 tele-iophilic men. We performed voxel-based morphometry (VBM) of the T1-weighted images and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) of the diffusion tensor imaging data to search for grey and white matterdifferences between groups. In contrast to previous studies, less than half of the individuals in ourpaedophilic group had a record of sexual offences against children, as subjects were partially recruitedfrom two outpatient facilities of a child sexual abuse prevention project for self-acknowledged paedo-philes. After adjustment for multiple comparisons and controlling for important confounding factors, wedid notfind any significant grey or white matter differences between the paedophilic and teleiophilicsubjects. Together with the inconsistencies in the literature, these results argue against consistentstructural differences at the macroanatomical scale between paedophiles and teleiophiles.”
This is important research.