Thursday, July 28, 2011

Smug and Happy to Receive Notoriety: Norwegian Mass Killer Anders Behring Breivik



overlie said...

Hi, how much would drugs, steroids or medicaments be able to surpress body language? Is it harder to surpress the facial muscles than the rest of the body. I read he was on certain stimulants during the shooting/massacre. The Norwegian government are using psychologists to determine his level sanity/insanity, my guess is they could have hugely benefited from your experience.

John said...

Any drug can 'confuse' the read depending in it was an 'upper' or 'lower' the body will react. In cases of violence such as we see here it is likely he would be full of adrenaline- Adrenaline is naturally produced in high-stress or physically exhilarating situations which he was experience both during the rampage. Since he was able to talk his way onto the island, I would think he would have been able to control his body movements and emotions to appear normal... very terrible.