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January 3, 2019

This message brings news about:                                          

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publication

B) Another Item of Interest

A.     Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications          

  1. Stephen J. Morse, The Promise of Neuroscience for Law: Hope or Hype? , in Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy 77–96 (David Boonin ed., 2018).
  2. Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Why Brain Images (Probably) Should Not Be Used in US Criminal Trials , in Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy 25–37 (David Boonin ed., 2018).
  3. Natalie S. Gordon & Mark R. Fondacaro, Rethinking the Voluntary Act Requirement: Implications from Neuroscience and Behavioral Science Research , 36 Behav. Sci. L. 426–36 (2018).
  4. William Hirstein, Katrina L. Sifferd, & Tyler Fagan, Responsible Brains: Neuroscience, Law, and Human Culpability (2018).
  5. Matt Matravers, The Importance of Context in Thinking About Crime-Preventing Neurointerventions , in Treatment for Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice 71–93 (David Birks & Thomas Douglas eds., 2018)
  6. Anna Spain Bradley, The Disruptive Neuroscience of Judicial Choice , 9 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 1 (2018).
  7. Armin Alimardani & Jason Chin, Neurolaw in Australia: The Use of Neuroscience in Australian Criminal Proceedings , Neuroethics (Forthcoming).
  8. Karen Czapanskiy, Preschool and Lead Exposed Kids: The IDEA Just Isn’t Good Enough , Tuoro L. Rev. (Forthcoming).
  9. Denis Magyar, The Use of Neuroscientific Discoveries in Criminal and Civil Evidence Law , 11 Med. L. & Soc’y 121–36 (2018).
  10. Cristina Scarpazza, Stefano Ferracuti, Alessio Miolla & Giuseppe Sartori, The charm of structural neuroimaging in insanity evaluations: guidelines to avoid misinterpretation of the findings , 8 Transnat’l Psychiatry 227 (2018).
  11. Andrew Lehmkuhl, Difusion Tensor Imaging: Failing Daubert and Fed. R. Evid. 702 in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation , 87 U. Cin. L. Rev. 279 (2018).
  12. Susan Frelich Appleton, Deanna M. Barch & Annelisse M. Schaefer, Introduction, The Developing Brain: New Directions in Science, Policy, and Law , 57 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol’y 1 (2018).
  13. Briana S. Last, Gwen M. Lawson, Kaitlyn Breiner, Laurence Steinberg & Martha J. Farah, Childhood socioeconomic status and executive function in childhood and beyond , 18 PLoS ONE e0202964 (2018).
  14. Martha E. Shenton, Bruce H. Price, Laura Levin & Judith G. Edersheim, Mild traumatic brain injury: Is DTI ready for the courtroom? , Int’l J.L. & Psychiatry (In Press 2018).
  15. Valerie Moulin, Caroline Mouchet, Tessa Pillonel, G-M Gkotsi, Bernard Baertschi, Jacques Gasser & Benoit Teste, Judges’ perceptions of expert reports: The effect of neuroscience evidence , 61 Int’l J.L. & Psychiatry (2018).
  16. Armin Alimardani, Neuroscience, criminal responsibility and sentencing in an islamic country: Iran , J.L. & Biosci. 1–19 (2018).

B.      Another Item of Interest

Neuroscience & Society Curriculum: The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Neuroscience & Society and the Franklin Institute have jointly developed a new high school curriculum on “Neuroscience and Society,” and offered it within several schools in Philadelphia.  Click here to visit the site, which includes multimedia resources and activities on a range of topics where neuroscience and society intersect.


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