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Neurolaw in the News Category

Research Network Granted $1.4M in Additional Funding

Sep. 22, 2015—The Research Network on Law and Neuroscience was recently granted an additional $1.4 million from the MacArthur Foundation for continued work into the implications of neuroscience for criminal justice.  The Research Network will also leverage its recent findings into deeper insights about memory and the effects of race on threat perception. To read the entire press...

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Steinberg Quoted in The New Yorker

Aug. 24, 2015—Research Network Member and Temple University Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Laurence Steinberg was quoted in a recent article published by The New Yorker titled “The Terrible Teens: What’s Wrong with Them?” In the article, Steinberg discusses adolescent decision making and developmental psychology.  To read the entire article, visit: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/31/the-terrible-teens

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Will brain disorder defense in teacher sex assault case work? Legal experts weigh in

Jul. 27, 2015—MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience Member Richard Bonnie and Education & Outreach Director Francis Shen were both quoted in a recent news article titled “Will brain disorder defense in teacher sex assault case work? Legal experts weigh in.” To read the full article, visit: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/07/5_legal_issues_related_to_teachers_brain_disorder.html

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Neurolaw News

Jul. 2, 2015—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 2 months. To subscribe to the newsletter, please...

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Course on neuroscience and law examines how new scientific developments may affect our legal system

Jun. 17, 2015—A course on “Law and Neuroscience” taught at the University of Pennsylvania was recently highlighted in a story published by the Law School.  Offered this past spring for the first time ever, “Law and Neuroscience,” was taught by Stephen J. Morse and Amy Wax. To read more, visit: https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/5561-course-on-neuroscience-and-law-examines-how-new#.VX84nKMo6Ul

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Neurolaw News

Apr. 22, 2015—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 2 months. To subscribe to the newsletter, please...

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Op-Ed Pieces from Research Network Members

Apr. 6, 2015—Recently, two Members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience published op-ed pieces touching on topics at the intersection of the Network’s research. Hon. Morris Hoffman’s piece in Reuters titled “Punishment’s purpose: How humans became hardwired for justice” can be accessed here:  http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/20/punishments-purpose-how-humans-became-hardwired-for-justice/ Dr. Laurence Steinberg’s piece in The Boston Globe titled...

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Red States, Blue States, and Brain States

Mar. 4, 2015—Francis X. Shen & Dena M. Gromet, Red States, Blue States, and Brain States: Issue Framing, Partisanship, and the Future of Neurolaw in the United States, 658 The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 86 (2015). This recent publication is a deliverable from the Law and Neuroscience Project (2007-2011), the precursor...

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The Teenage Brain of the Boston Bomber

Jan. 14, 2015—Research Network Members Laurence Steinberg and Owen Jones were quoted in a recent article about the potential use of neuroscientific evidence in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial. To read the piece, visit:  https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/01/08/the-teenage-brain-of-the-boston-bomber

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Neurolaw News

Dec. 29, 2014—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 2 months. To subscribe to the newsletter, please...

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