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Lie Detection Brief

The Research Network is pleased to announce the release of a new brief, fMRI and Lie Detection. Some studies have reported the ability to detect lies, with a high degree of accuracy, by analyzing brain data acquired using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). But is this new technology ready for its day in court? The…

Posted on December 8, 2016 in Education, Lie Detection, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Neurolaw News

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience distributes an e-newsletter, Neurolaw News, which highlights important items of interest for the neurolaw community.  These include notifications of new publications, news of upcoming neurolaw conferences, and the like.  To avoid inbox clutter, distributions occur approximately once every month. To subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: …

Posted on October 20, 2016 in Addiction, Adolescents, Around the Web, Books, Calls for Papers, Conferences and Events, Criminal Law, Education, Lie Detection, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Prediction, Psychopathy, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Network Publication on Third-Party Punishment

A just-published study by a Research Network team used fMRI brain-scanning techniques to identify and dissociate the four different patterns of brain activities involved in: 1.     Evaluating the mental state of a defendant 2.     Evaluating the harm the defendant caused 3.     Integrating mental state and harm information 4.     Deciding a punishment amount The work – published as…

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


National Law Journal Op-Ed: “Readying the Legal Community for More Neuroscientific Evidence”

Network Director Owen D. Jones published an op-ed in the September 12 edition of the National Law Journal titled “Readying the Legal Community for More Neuroscientific Evidence: Understanding complex advances in neurolaw can aid the administration of justice.” The op-ed outlines the promise – and pitfalls – of the rapidly expanding field of neurolaw, and why…

Posted on September 13, 2016 in Around the Web, Education, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Uncategorized


Network Releases New Product to Inform Legal, Policy and Justice Advocates about Neurolaw

Interested in learning more about neurolaw but not sure how to approach such a complex topic? Look no further than Law and Neuroscience: What, Why and Where to Begin.  In addition to providing a wealth of resources and information, this brief but important tool offers basic answers to common questions about neurolaw, such as: What…

Posted on September 13, 2016 in Around the Web, Education, Neurolaw, Uncategorized


Tenured or Tenure-Track Opening

Georgia State University College of Law seeks applicants for one openrank tenured or tenure-track position beginning Fall 2017. Having already appointed two exceptional candidates with expertise in Law and Neuroscience (“Neurolaw”) – one in psychology, one in philosophy – Georgia State now seeks to appoint a third scholar with expertise in this field. To qualify…

Posted on September 1, 2016 in Around the Web, Education, Neurolaw, Uncategorized


Brain Trauma Rehabilitation in Prison

Newsweek recently published a piece titled “Teaching Prison Inmates About Their Own Brain Trauma Could Help Them Rehabilitate.” To read the article, click here.

Posted on August 23, 2016 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Education, Uncategorized


International Neuroethics Society Call for Abstracts and Essay Contest

The International Neuroethics Society has put out calls in regard to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Neuroethics Society in San Diego, CA, on November 10-11, 2016. Call for Abstracts “We welcome abstracts of both an empirical and philosophical nature related to the field of neuroethics. Investigators at all career stages are encouraged to…

Posted on June 9, 2016 in Around the Web, Calls for Papers, Conferences and Events, Neuroethics, Uncategorized


New York Times Op-Ed: “Don’t Treat Young Adults as Teenagers”

The New York Times recently published an op-ed authored by Laurence Steinberg, Thomas Grisso, Elizabeth S. Scott, and Richard J. Bonnie.  The piece, titled “Don’t Treat Young Adults as Teenagers” addresses the treatment of young adult offenders in the justice system. To read the full op-ed, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/opinion/sunday/dont-treat-young-adults-as-teenagers.html http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/opinion/sunday/dont-treat-young-adults-as-teenagers.html

Posted on May 2, 2016 in Adolescents, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


“Neuroscience and the Law: Don’t Rush In”

Hon. Jed S. Rakoff recently authored an article via The New York Review of Books titled “Neuroscience and the Law: Don’t Rush In.” To read the full article, visit: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/05/12/neuroscience-and-the-law-dont-rush-in/?sub_key=571a566a569d4

Posted on April 27, 2016 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Lie Detection, Neurolaw, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized