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February 21, 2018

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A)  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications

B)  Conferences & Speaker Series



  1. Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications                 


1.   Kaitlyn Breiner, Anfei Li, Alexandra O. Cohen, Laurence Steinberg, Richard J. Bonnie, Elizabeth S. Scott, Kim Taylor-Thompson, Marc D. Rudolph, Jason Chein, Jennifer A. Richeson, Danielle V. Dellarco, Damien A. Fair, B. J. Casey, & Adriana Galvan, Combined effects of peer presence, social cues, and rewards on cognitive control in adolescents , Developmental Psychobiology (2018).


2.     Jesse Rissman & Anthony D. Wagner, Distributed representations in memory: Insights from functional brain imaging , 63 Annu. Rev. Psychol. 101 (2012).  


3.    Matthias Mahlmann, Mind and Rights: Neuroscience, Philosophy, and the Foundations of Legal Justice , Chapter 5 in Law, Reason, and Emotion 80–137 (M.N.S. Sellers ed., 2017).


4.      Barry C. Feld, Competence and Culpability: Delinquents in Juvenile Courts, Youths in Criminal Courts , 102 Minn. L. Rev 473 (2017).


5.    Jesse M. Reiter, Rebecca S. Walsh, & Emily G. Thomas, Best Practices in Birth Injury Litigation: Timing Hypoxic-Ischemic Fetal Brain Injury , 97 Mich. B.J. 42 (2018).


6.    Maureen Johnson, Separate But (Un)equal: Why Institutionalized Anti-Racism Is the Answer To the Never-ending Cycle of Plessy v. Ferguson, 52 U. Rich. L. Rev. 327 (2018).


7.     Megan Glynn Crane, Childhood Trauma's Lurking Presence in the Juvenile Interrogation Room and the Need for a Trauma-Informed Voluntariness Test for Juvenile Confessions , 62 S.D. L. Rev. 626 (2017).


8.    Stephanie A. Gagnon & Anthony D. Wagner, Acute stress and episodic memory retrieval: neurobiological mechanisms and behavioral consequences , Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. (2016).


9.    Giuseppe Sartori, Cristina Scarpazza, Sara Codognotto, & Pietro Pietrini, An unusual case of acquired pedophilic behavior following compression of orbitofrontal cortex and hypothalamus by a Clivus Chordoma , 263 J. Neurol. 1454 (2016).


  1. Conferences & Speaker Series


1.   Upcoming National Academies Workshop: The  Neuroforensics: Exploring the Legal Implications of Emerging Neurotechnologies will be held on March 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The workshop will explore the potential impact of emerging neurotechnologies on the legal system, and how developments in data storage and computational and statistical methods are facilitating insight into human cognition and behavior. Click here to learn more about the workshop and view its agenda, and here to register.


2.   Law and Neuroscience Speaker Series 2018 at Fordham Law School: The Fordham Law School Series on Law and Neuroscience brings together leading neuroscientists, psychologists, medical researchers, and lawyers to discuss new research and ideas. The workshops are held on Tuesdays from 10:30 am. – 12:30 pm. Click here for more information, and please contact Deborah W. Denno at to attend.


3.   University of Wisconsin Neuroscience & Public Policy Program : Professor Ruben Gur will be presenting “ Some Big Data and Some Small Data On Brain Behavior, Law and Society ” on Thursday, February 22nd at 3:00 p.m. atthe Biotechnology Auditorium Room 1111, Genetics & Biotechnology Center (425 Henry Mall). The talk will explore Professor Gur’s Big Data work on brain development related to behavior with a focus on “externalizing behaviors.” For additional information contact Mallory Musolf at


4.   17th Summer and International Refresher Course in Bioethics: Human Enhancement: Bioethical Challenges of Emerging Technologies will be held from July 9–13 in Rome, Italy. This interdisciplinary course will delve into the purposes and implications of human enhancement technologies. For further info email



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