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May 29, 2018

This message brings news about:                                          

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications

B) Conferences & Speaker Series

A.    Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications                       


  1. Francis X. Shen, Are Youth Sports Concussion Statutes Working? , 56 Duq. L. Rev. 7 (2018).


  1. Thackery I. Brown, Jesse Rissman, Tiffany E. Chow, Melina R. Uncapher, & Anthony D. Wagner, Differential Medial Temporal Lobe and Parietal Cortical Contributions to Real-world Autobiographical Episodic and Autobiographical Semantic Memory , 8 Sci. Reports 1 (2018).


  1. Anthony Walsh & Virginia L. Hatch, Capital Punishment, Retribution, and Emotion: An Evolutionary Perspective , 21 New Crim. L. Rev. 267 (2018).


  1. Valerie Gray Hardcastle & Edward Lamb, What difference do brain images make in US criminal trials? , J. Eval. Clin. Pract. (Forthcoming) (2018).


  1. Betsy Grey, Aging in the 21st Century: Using Neuroscience to Assess Competency in Guardianships , 4 Wis. L. Rev. (Forthcoming) (2018).


  1. Morris B. Hoffman, Nine Neurolaw Predictions , 21 New Crim. L. Rev. 212 (2018).


  1. Paul G. Nestor, In defense of free will: Neuroscience and criminal responsibility , 57 Int'l J. Law & Psychiatry (2018).


  1. Dennis Patterson, Neuromania , J. L. & Biosciences (Forthcoming) (2018).


  1. Valerie Gray Hardcastle, M. K. Kitzmiller, & Shelby Lahey, The Impact of Neuroscience Data in Criminal Cases: Female Defendants and the Double-Edged Sword , 21 New Crim. L. Rev. 291–315 (2018).


  1. Adam M. Finkel, Chris Deubert, Orly Lobel, I. Glenn Cohen, & Holly Fernandex Lynch, The NFL as a Workplace: The Prospect of Applying Occupational Health and Safety Law to Protect NFL Workers , 60 Arizona L. Rev. 291 (2018).


  1. Gerben Meynen, Forensic psychiatry and neurolaw: Description, developments, and debates , 57 Int'l J. Law & Psychiatry (2018).


  1. Natalie Salmanowitz, The impact of virtual reality on implicit racial bias and mock legal decisions , 5 J. Law & Biosci. 174 (2018).


  1. Jane Campbell Moriarty, Foreward to Athletes Veterans and Neuroscience: A Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury and Law , 56 Duq. L. Rev. 1 (2018).


  1. Paul Litton, Traumatic Brain Injury and a Divergence Between Moral and Criminal Responsibility , 56 Duq. L. Rev. 35 (2018).


  1. Gerben Meynen, Author's Response to Peer Commentaries: Brain-based mind reading: conceptual clarifications and legal applications , 5 J. Law & Biosci. 212 (2018).


  1. John B. Meixner Jr., The difficulty of discerning the effect of neuroscience: a peer commentary of Shen et al. 2018 , 5 J. Law & Biosci. 208 (2018).


  1. Mark W. Bennett & Victoria C. Plaut, Looking Criminal and the Presumption of Dangerousness: Afrocentric Facial Features, Skin Tone, and Criminal Justice , 51 U.C. Davis. L. Rev. 745 (2018).


  1. Megan Quattlebaum, Let's Get Real: Behavioral Realism, Implicit Bias, and the Reasonable Police Officer , 14 Stan. J. Civ. Rts. & Civ. Liberties 1 (2018).


  1. Jennifer A. Chandler, Neil Harrel, & Tijana Potkonjak, Neurolaw today – A systematic review of the recent law and neuroscience literature , Int'l J. L. & Psychiatry (In Press) (2018).


  1. Toma Strle & Olga Markic, Looping effects of neurolaw, and the precarious marriage between neuroscience and the law , Balkan J. Philosophy 17–26 (2018).


  1. Carrie Leonetti, Editor's Introduction , 21 New Crim. L. Rev. 209 (2018).


  1. Alison J. Lynch, Veterans on Death Row , 32 Crim. Just. 4 (2018).


  1. Stephanie Tabashneck, "Raise the Age" Legislation: Developmentally Tailored Justice , 32 Crim. Just. 13 (2018).


  1. Elizabeth Cauffman, Adam Fine, Alisa Mahler, & Cortney Simmons, How Developmental Science Influences Juvenile Justice Reform , 8 UC Irvine L. Rev. 21 (2018).


  1. Erica Beecher-Monas & Edgar Garcia-Rill, Actus Reus, Mens Rea, and Brain Science: What Do Volition and Intent Really Mean? , 106 Ky. L.J. 265 (2018).


  1. Cristina Scarpazza, Ambrogio Pennati, & Giuseppe Sartori, Mental Insanity Assessment of Pedophilia: The Importance of the Trans-Disciplinary Approach. Reflections on Two Cases , 12 Front. Neurosci. 1 (2018).


  1. Thaddeus Mason Pope, Brain Death Forsaken: Growing Conflict and New Legal Challenges , 37 J. Legal Med. 265 (2017).


  1. Steven Baicker-McKee, The Excited Utterance Paradox , 41 Seattle U. L. Rev. 111 (2017).


  1. Judith G. McMullen, Invisible Stripes: The Problem of Youth Criminal Records , 27 S. Cal. Rev. L. & Soc. Just. 1 (2018).


B.     Conferences & Speaker Series


1.      Neurolaw Workshop on June 6th: Nottingham Trent University is hosting a workshop on issues relating to neuroscientific evidence that will feature a neurologist, expert witness, and legal academic specializing in law and neuroscience. The event will also explore these issues within the context of British courts. To attend, please send an email to: .


2.      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 .


3.      Ethics, Law, and Technology Conference: Neuroscience & Society is hosting a conference that will investigate the ethical, clinical, legal, and societal implications of a wide range of moral technologies that target factors beyond, as well as within, the brain, in order to observe, explain, and influence human thought and behavior. The conference is on August 24–25, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Click here for more information.


4.      Workshop on The Adolescent Brain: Laurence Steinberg is coordinating this workshop addressing various aspects of the adolescent brain including developmental neuroscience, social risk, social-affective engagement, peer effects on risk-taking, transitioning from childhood into adolescence, and neuroscience-based interventions. The workshop takes place September 28th through October 3rd at the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies in Isola di San Servolo, Venice. Click here for more information.





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