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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


MacArthur Foundation to Invest $75 Million to Reduce U.S. Jail Population

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has recently announced that it will invest $75 million over five years in an attempt to reduce the number of people in the country’s jails. MacArthur’s president Julia Stasch stated: “Jails too often serve as warehouses for those too poor to post bail, nonviolent offenders, or people with…

Posted on February 11, 2015 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Mental Illness, Uncategorized


“Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings”

“Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings,” an article in MIT Tech Review discussed the $70 million program funded by the U.S. military to create brain implants which read, and then control the emotions of patients suffering from seven psychiatric conditions, including addiction, depression, and borderline personality disorder.  The new research aims to “understand the…

Posted on June 2, 2014 in Addiction, Mental Illness, Neuroscience, Uncategorized


MAOA and Criminal Responsibility

Matthew Baum has a new piece in Neuroethics entitled, "The MAOA Predisposition to Impulsive Violence: Is it Relevant to Criminal Trials?"   Here is the abstract: In Italy, a judge reduced the sentence of a defendant by 1 year in response to evidence for a genetic predisposition to violence. The best characterized of these genetic differences, those in the monoamine…

Posted on June 8, 2011 in Mental Illness, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Prediction, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Neuroprediction, Violence, and the Law

I have a forthcoming paper with Stephanos Bibas, Scott Grafton, Kent Kiehl, Andrew Mansfield, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, and Michael Gazzaniga entitled "Neuroprediction, Violence, and the Law: Setting the Stage," that is available as an "on-line first" draft on Neuroethics.  Here is the abstract: In this paper, our goal is to (a) survey some of the legal contexts within which…

Posted on November 29, 2010 in Criminal Law, Mental Illness, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Prediction, Uncategorized


The Neurobiology of Evil

Big Think has posted a recent interview with Michael Stone entitled "The Neurobiology of Evil."  If you haven't checked out Big Think before, you should also watch some of their other fascinating interviews with folks like Kwame Appiah, Antonio Damasio, Joseph LeDoux, Alfred Mele, and others.

Posted on September 29, 2010 in Criminal Law, Free Will, Mental Illness, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Popular Press, Uncategorized


Kiehl, Morse, and Others on Psychopathy and the Law

Radio Health Journal has a series of interesting interviews with Kent Kiehl, Stephen Morse, and others concerning psychopathy, neuroscience, and the law.  Go here to listen to the recording (beginning at the 2 minute mark).

Posted on May 18, 2010 in Mental Illness, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Prediction, Psychopathy, Uncategorized


Neurolaw in the News

Neuroscience has taken center stage in two recent criminal court cases–one in Italy, the other in Chicago, IL.  In the former case, a convicted murderer got a reduced sentence based on evidence concerning his low activity MAOA (see here for a brief discussion about MAOA).  The case was discussed recently in Nature News.  Here is…

Posted on December 2, 2009 in Criminal Law, Mental Illness, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Psychopathy, Uncategorized