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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


Neuroscience is Changing How and When the Criminal Justice System Punishes Young Adults

Research Network Members Laurence Steinberg, Elizabeth Scott, and BJ Casey were quoted in a recent Newsweek article on the ways in which neuroscience is influencing criminal justice for young adults.  To read the full article, click here.

Posted on April 20, 2016 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, 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 April 19, 2016 in Addiction, Adolescents, Books, Calls for Papers, Conferences and Events, Criminal Law, Education, Free Will, Lie Detection, Mental Illness, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Popular Press, Prediction, Psychopathy, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Poverty, Violence, and the Developing Mind

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain and Behavior will host a panel event today titled Poverty, Violence, and the Developing Mind. “Concentrated poverty is on the rise, and an increasing number of children are at risk for exposure to severe violence and dangerous living conditions. What are the implications of trauma exposure for healthy…

Posted on March 24, 2016 in Adolescents, Conferences and Events, Neuroethics, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Uncategorized


When Is an Adolescent an Adult?

A team led by Research Network Member BJ Casey recently published an article in Psychological Science titled “When Is an Adolescent an Adult? Assessing Cognitive Control in Emotional and Nonemotional Contexts.” Abstract: An individual is typically considered an adult at age 18, although the age of adulthood varies for different legal and social policies. A…

Posted on March 8, 2016 in Adolescents, Neurolaw, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized