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NYT Coverage of Network Research on Young Adult Brains

NYT Coverage of Network Research on Young Adult Brains: The New York Times recently ran a piece titled “A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science,” which highlights Network research on young adult brains. To read the piece, click here.

Posted on April 20, 2017 in Adolescents, Neurolaw in the News, Popular Press


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


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


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


Law and Neuroscience: Special Edition of SciencesPSY

SciencesPSY has recently published (in French) a special issue on law and neuroscience.  This special edition highlights the work of scholars including Stephen J. Morse, Owen D. Jones, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. To learn more about this special issue, visit: http://www.sciences-psy.fr/

Posted on August 5, 2015 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Popular Press, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Jennifer Richeson Elected to National Academy of Sciences

MacArthur Foundation Research Network Member Jennifer Richeson was recently elected into the National Academy of Sciences.  Members are elected “in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” To read the press release, visit: http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/april-28-2015-NAS-Election.html

Posted on July 22, 2015 in Around the Web, Neurolaw, Popular Press, 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 2 months. To subscribe to the newsletter, please…

Posted on July 2, 2015 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Books, Calls for Papers, Conferences and Events, Criminal Law, Education, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Popular Press, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Neuro-expert testifies for Tsarnaev

The Washington Post recently published an op-ed by Dr. Sally Satel and Prof. Scott O. Lilienfeld about the developments in the Dzohkar Tsarnaev trial.  The piece highlights the use of expert testimony from neuroscientists in this and other criminal cases. To read the piece, visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/11/neuro-expert-testifies-for-tsarnaev/

Posted on May 13, 2015 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Popular Press, Psychopathy, Uncategorized


“Obama’s 2013 ‘BRAIN’ initiative results in remote-controlled mice”

Through the use of DREADDs, “designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs,” scientists have been able to manipulate the brain circuitry of lab mice.  These results are a part of President Barack Obama’s 2013 “Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies” initiative. “The BRAIN initiative as a whole hopes to uncover the sources of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, depression,…

Posted on April 30, 2015 in Around the Web, Free Will, Popular Press, Uncategorized