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The Brain Gets Its Day in Court

Mar. 3, 2016—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/

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

Mar. 1, 2016—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

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Neurolaw News

Jan. 18, 2016—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: ...

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Neurolaw News

Oct. 19, 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 month. To subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: ...

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New Overview of the Field of Law and Neuroscience

Oct. 5, 2015—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).

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How the Brain Makes Blame and Punishment Decisions

Sep. 28, 2015—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...

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Law and Neuroscience: Special Edition of SciencesPSY

Aug. 5, 2015—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/

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Jennifer Richeson Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Jul. 22, 2015—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

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

Jun. 18, 2015—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...

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