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Your True Crime Obsession May Be Affecting Your Brain More Than You Realize

Ed Kemper got to me. Well, technically, Cameron Britton’s creepy portrayal of Ed Kemper in Mindhunter got to me, but when I fell into my go-to true crime rabbit hole and looked up the real-life serial killer featured in the Netflix series, it might as well have been the same guy. After bingeing Mindhunter over two days, I couldn’t stop thinking about the man who viciously murdered and mutilated 10 people, including his own mother, in the 1960s and ’70s. I had trouble sleeping.

Of course, when I step back and think about it, I wonder how any of us are sleeping soundly considering the treasure trove of true crime entertainment we all seem to be devouring. There’s Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, My Friend Dahmer, American Crime Story, and the upcoming The Devil in

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