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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jones & Wagner on Law and Neuroscience

Owen D. Jones and Anthony D. Wagner (Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences and Stanford University - Psychology) have posted Law and Neuroscience: Progress, Promise, and Pitfalls (in The Cognitive Neurosciences, 6th Edition (Gazzaniga, Mangun, and Poeppel, eds) (MIT Press, 2019, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
 
This forthcoming chapter provides an overview of the newest developments at the interface of law and neuroscience. 

It describes what is happening, explains the potential influences of neuroscientific evidence, and explores the contexts in which neuroscience can be useful to law. 

Along the way, it considers some of the legal problems on which neuroscientific data are thought to provide potential answers. It highlights some illustrative cases. And it surveys new brain imaging research by interdisciplinary teams of legal scholars, judges, and neuroscientists.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2018/06/jones-wagner-on-law-and-neuroscience.html

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