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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Journalist Jeffrey Rosen Discusses NeuroLaw

From Journalist Jeffrey Rosen is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. His article titled "The Brain on the Stand: How neuroscience is transforming the legal system" appeared in the March 11 issue.

It's about an emerging field of study called "neurolaw," which combines neuroscience and the law. He writes about how evidence from brain-scanning technologies are being used in the courtroom to explain away criminal behavior.

Rosen is also the author of the book The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America. Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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I am wondering why the idea that we are in control of our brain was left out of the article? It is not a concept foreign to the research. I blog about the article and the omission here:

I would appreciate your thoughts on self-directed neuroplasticity. Thank you.

Posted by: Stephanie West Allen | Mar 15, 2007 8:32:50 PM

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