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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


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


New Overview of the Field of Law and Neuroscience

A new encyclopedia entry — on the topic “Law and Neuroscience” — is now available here.  It appears in the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd Edition, 2015).

Posted on October 5, 2015 in Education, Neurolaw, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


How the Brain Makes Blame and Punishment Decisions

New work by researchers at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University confirms that a specific area of the brain, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, is crucial to punishment decisions. Researchers predicted and found that by altering brain activity in that region of the brain they could not only change how much subjects punished hypothetical defendants, but could…

Posted on September 28, 2015 in Criminal Law, Neurolaw, 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


Why Behavioral Economics Isn’t Better, and How it Could Be

A forthcoming publication from Owen Jones is now available via SSRN here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2504776. The publication is titled “Why Behavioral Economics Isn’t Better, and How it Could Be” and the abstract reads: What’s holding Behavioral Economics back?  And what can be done about it? The fields of Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Law and Economics have each supplied…

Posted on June 18, 2015 in Around the Web, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized