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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


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


The Brain Gets Its Day in Court

The Atlantic recently published a piece by Greg Miller titled, “The Brain Gets Its Day in Court” which revolves around a “…new study [which] found that the number of judicial opinions referencing neuroscience as evidence more than doubled between 2005 and 2012.” To read this recent article, visit: http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/03/neurolaw-brain-scans-court/471615/

Posted on March 3, 2016 in Around the Web, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Personal injury lawyers turn to neuroscience to back claims of chronic pain

The ABA Journal has run a piece by Kevin Davis titled “Personal injury lawyers turn to neuroscience to back claims of chronic pain.” To read the full article, visit: http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/personal_injury_lawyers_turn_to_neuroscience_to_back_claims_of_chronic_pain

Posted on March 1, 2016 in Around the Web, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: A Perspective From the Witness Stand

Penn Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series (2015-2016): Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: A Perspective From the Witness Stand Geoffrey K. Aguirre, MD, PhD, Penn Department of Neurology March 3, 2016 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm To learn more, visit: http://neuroethics.upenn.edu/event/neuroimaging-in-the-courtroom-a-perspective-from-the-witness-stand/

Posted on February 29, 2016 in Around the Web, Conferences and Events, Education, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, 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


Laurence Steinberg on adolescent brain development and legal policy

Drawing on findings from a 20-year program of work on adolescent decision making and risk taking, Laurence Steinberg, PhD discussed the United States Supreme Court’s rationale in three cases during the past decade that involved the criminal culpability of juveniles, and the role that scientific evidence about adolescent brain development played in its decisions. He…

Posted on December 3, 2015 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Uncategorized


Five Studies: Why Kids Who Kill Are Getting a Second Chance

Research Network Members BJ Casey, Stephen J. Morse, and Larry Steinberg were all cited in a recent piece run by the Pacific Standard titled, “Five Studies: Why Kids Who Kill Are Getting a Second Chance.” The article outlines the ways in which neuroscience has “helped debunk the superpredator myth—and sway the Supreme Court” and explores ways…

Posted on November 12, 2015 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Uncategorized


Science in Court: Courage of Conviction

Nature recently published an article by Virginia Gewin titled “Science in Court: Courage of Conviction.”  This article explores the crucial role of expert witnesses in bringing science into the legal system.  Owen Jones, Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is quoted in the article, along with other leading scholars at the intersection…

Posted on November 3, 2015 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Popular Press, Uncategorized