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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


“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


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


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 January 18, 2016 in Addiction, Adolescents, Around the Web, 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


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 19, 2015 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Books, Calls for Papers, Conferences and Events, Criminal Law, Education, Lie Detection, Mental Illness, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Popular Press, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Neuroscience & Public Policy Seminars

The University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted speaker Dr. Francis X. Shen on April 10, 2015 for the Neuroscience & Public Policy Seminar: The Future of Law and Neuroscience.  On May 10, 2015, Dr. Anthony Wagner spoke at the same seminar series on Memories, Lies, & the Brain: Can Neuroscience Detect Legally Relevant Mental States?

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Conferences and Events, Lie Detection, Neurolaw, Uncategorized


Will There Be a Neurolaw Revolution?

Adam J. Kolber (Brooklyn Law School) recently published “Will There Be a Neurolaw Revolution?” in the Indiana Law Journal. The piece can be downloaded here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2398071 Abstract: “The central debate in the field of neurolaw has focused on two claims. Joshua Greene and Jonathan Cohen argue that we do not have free will and that…

Posted on March 10, 2014 in Free Will, Lie Detection, Neuroethics, Neurolaw, Uncategorized


Nature Reviews Neuroscience Article series on “Neuroscience and the law”

Nature Reviews Neuroscience has run an article series on “Neuroscience and the law” that features the work of several Members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.  Articles of particular note include: Martha J. Farah, J. Benjamin Hutchinson, Elizabeth A. Phelps & Anthony D. Wagner, Functional MRI-based lie detection: scientific and societal…

Posted on January 23, 2014 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Lie Detection, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


CNS 2013 Press Release: Memory, the Adolescent Brain, and Lying: Understanding the Limits of Neuroscientific Evidence in the Law

From April 13 to April 16, 2013, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) held their 20th annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, where more than 1,500 scientists attended.  On April 16, the symposium “Neuroscience and Law: Promise and Perils” took place, featuring Law and Neuroscience Project Member, Hank Greely, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience…

Posted on April 17, 2013 in Adolescents, Conferences and Events, Lie Detection, Neurolaw in the News, Uncategorized