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What is in the mind of a Terrorist?

There are common patterns among terrorists

Agustín Ibañez, a San Juan neuroscientist and CONICET researcher, and researchers from different countries conducted cognitive and psychological tests on 66 Colombian paramilitary prisoners, 66 non-criminals and 13 convicted murderers. Said in News Therapy by LN +: "There are common patterns among all terrorist groups."


The research team published in the journal Nature Human Behavior that terrorists prioritize the results of an action rather than think about their underlying intentions. The end justifies the means in these groups and, in addition, they have an "exoneración of the fault". "Terrorists have an atypical moral judgment," he said. He added: "How do you suppress guilt? If you judge moral acts by the result and not by the intention you will exonerate yourself from it."