According to a new study, pedophiles’ brains are “abnormally tuned” to find young children attractive.
Lead Researcher Jorge Ponseti from the University of Kiel in Germany says now it may be possible to diagnose pedophiles before they are able to offend.
The researchers found that pedophiles have the same neurological reaction to images of those they find attractive as those of people with ordinary sexual predilections. A pedophile’s relevant cerebral areas become engaged when they see children. When an adult finds someone attractive, their occipital areas become engaged, but this is inverted for pedophiles.
The researchers believe this is proof that there is a neural pattern behind a pedophile’s behavior.