American doctors at Stanford University are preparing to perform microscopic analysis on Stephen Paddock’s brain in an attempt to find out why he committed America’s worst-ever mass shooting.
Experts say they’re unlikely to find any evidence for why Paddock killed 58 people in Las Vegas earlier this month.
The brain will arrive in California soon and The New York Times reported it will be studied to determine if Paddock suffered mental health problems such as strokes, blood vessel diseases, tumours, types epilepsy, physical trauma or infections.
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Examinations of the brains of mass killers have been performed in the past, but there has not been any comprehensive evidence found which link illness in the brain and mass killing.
In the case of the 64-year-old Paddock, there has been speculation focused on a disease known as fronto-temporal lobar degeneration.
This affects areas of the brain which are vital for decision making and social interaction, this disease primarily strikes patients in their 50’s or 60’s.