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May 8, 2019

This message brings news about:                                          

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications
B) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings
C) Neurolaw Conferences
D) Neurolaw Job Posting
E) News from Argentina

A. Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications          

  1. Deborah W. Denno, Neuroscience and the Personalization of Criminal Law , 86 U. Chi. L. Rev. 359 (2019).
  2. Valerie F. Reyna, Rebecca K. Helm, Rebecca B. Weldon, Pooja D. Shah, Alexa G. Turpin, & Shravya Govindgari, Brain Activation Covaries with Reported Criminal Behaviors when Making Risky Choices: A Fuzzy-Trace Theory Approach , 147(7) J. Experimental Psychol.: Gen. 1094 (2018).
  3. Peter Alces, Neurophobia,’ A Reply to Patterson , 5 J.L. & Biosciences 457 (2018).
  4. Henry T. Greely & Nita A. Farahany, Neuroscience and the Criminal Justice System , 2 Ann. Rev. Criminology 451 (2019).
  5. Susan Frelich Appleton, Deanna M. Barch & Anneliese M. Schaefer, The Developing Brain: New Directions in Science, Policy, and Law , 57 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 1 (2018).
  6. Glenn R. Butterton, How Neuroscience Technology Is Changing Our Understanding of Brain Injury, Vegetative States and the Law , 20 N.C. J. K. & Tech. 331 (2019).
  7. Rebecca K. Helm, Valerie F. Reyna, Allison A. Franz, Rachel Z. Novick, Sarah Dincin & Amanda E. Cort, Limitations on the Ability to Negotiate Justice: Attorney Perspectives on Guilt, Innocence, and Legal Advice in the Current Plea System , 24(9) Psychol., Crime & L. 915 (2018).
  8. Grace Icenogle, Laurence Steinberg, Natasha Duell, Jason Chein, Lei Chang, Nandita Chaudhary, Laura Di Giunta, Kenneth A. Dodge, Kostas A. Fanti, Jennifer E. Lansford, Paul Oburu, Concetta Pastorelli, Ann T. Skinner, Emma Sorbring, Sombat Tapanya, Liliana M. Uribe Tirado, Liane P. Alampay, Suha M. Al-Hassan, Hanan M.S. Takash & Dario Bacchini, Adolescents’ Cognitive Capacity Reaches Adult Levels Prior to their Psychosocial Maturity: Evidence for a “maturity gap” in a Multinational, Cross-Sectional Sample , 43(1) L. & Hum. Behav. (2019).
  9. Christine Chambers Goodman, Class in the Classroom: Poverty, Policies, and Practices Impeding Education , 27 J. Gender, Soc. Pol'y & L. 95 (2019).
  10. Vincenzo Tigano, Giuseppe Cascini, Cristina Sanchez-Castañeda, Patrice Péran & Umberto Sabatini, Neuroimaging and Neurolaw: Drawing the Future of Aging , Frontiers in Endocrinology (2019).
  11. Qun Yang, Robin Shao, Qian Zhang, Chun Li, Yu Li, Haijiang Li & Tatia Lee, When Morality Opposes the Law: An fMRI Investigation into Punishment Judgments for Crimes with Good Intentions , 127 Neuropsychologia 195 (2019).
  12. Mikayla Paolini, NFL Takes a Page from the Big Tobacco Playbook: Assumption of Risk in the CTE Crisis , 68 Emory L.J. 607 (2019).
  13. Kimberly Thomas, Reckless Juveniles , 52 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1665 (2019).
  14. A. Michael Froomkin, Ian Kerr & Joelle Pineau, When AIS Outperforms Doctors: Confronting the Challenges of a Tort-Induced Over-Reliance on Machine Learning , 61 Ariz. L. Rev. 33 (2019).
  15. Derek J. Dittmar, Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Cognitive Neurology and Negligence Law in North Carolina, 41 Campbell L. Rev. 181 (2019).
  16. Sjors L. T. J. Ligthart, Coercive Neuroimaging Technologies in Criminal Law in Europe , 32 Info. Tech & L. Series 83 (2019).
  17. Sara Gordon, About a Revolution: Toward Integrated Treatment in Drug and Mental Health Courts , 97 N.C.L. Rev. 355 (2019).
  18. Nancy Dowd, Radical Aces: Building Resilience and Triggering Structural Change , 71 Fla. L. Rev. 80 (2019).
  19. Rosalind Dillon, Banning Solitary for Prisoners with Mental Illness: The Blurred Line Between Physical and Psychological Harm , 14 NW J.L. & Soc. Pol’y 265 (2019).
  20. Michael Gilad, Abraham Gutman, Stephen P. Chawaga, The Snowball Effect of Crime and Violence: Measuring the Triple C-Impact , 46 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1 (2019).
  21. Emily Maxim Lamm, Bye, Bye, Binary: Updating Birth Certificates to Transcend the Binary of Sex , 28 Tul. J.L. & Sexuality 1 (2019).
  22. Xie Qing, Yang Qun & Tian Xuehong, The Integration and Separation Effect of Moral Judgment:Evidence from Event-Related Potentials , 2 Psych. Exploration 178 (2018).
  23. Keith J. Yoder & Jean Decety, The Neuroscience of Morality and Social Decision-Making , 24(3) Pyschol., Crime & L. 279 (2018).
  24. Walter Glannon, Some Questions about Brain-Based Mind Reading in Forensic Psychiatry , 4 J. L. & Biosciences 605 (2017).
  25. Anne-Maree Farrell, Adrian Carter, Nigel Rogasch & Paul Fitzgerald, Regulating Consumer Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Devices , 209(1) Med. J. Australia 810 (2018).
  26. Sharon Price-Cates, Implicit Bias , 313 Aug N.J. Law. 65 (2018).
  27. Megan S. Wright, Keturah James, Adam Pan & Joseph J. Fins, When Biomarkers are not Enough: FDA Evaluation of Effectiveness of Neuropsychiatric Devices for Disorders of Consciousness , 21 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 276 (2018).
  28. Christine E. Fitch, Note, Emerging Adulthood and the Criminal Justice System: #BrainNotFullyCooked #Can’tAdultYet #YOLO , 58 Santa Clara L. Rev. 325 (2018).
  29. Pat Levitt & Kathie L. Eagleson, The Ingredients of Healthy Brain and Child Development , 57 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 75 (2018).
  30. Cynthia Rogers, Addressing the Psychosocial Risk Factors Affecting the Developing Brain of the High-Risk Infant , 57 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 117 (2018).
  31. Elizabeth Scott, Natasha Duell & Laurence Steinberg, Brain Development, Social Context, and Justice Policy , 57 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 13 (2018).
  32. Damien A. Fair, Alice M. Graham & Brian Mills, A Role of Early Life Stress on Subsequent Brain and Behavioral Development , 57 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 89 (2018).
  33. Nancy Gertner, Against These Guidelines , 87 UMKC L. Rev. 89 (2018).
  34. Am. Ass’n of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists Practice Bulletin Comm., AAPLOG Practice Bulletin No. 2: Fetal Pain , 33 Issues L. & Med. 237 (2018).
  35. Helen M. Farrell, Football Fallout , 33 Fall Crim. Just. 4 (2018).
  36. Jared Vasconcellos Grubow, Note, O.K. Computer: The Devolution of Human Creativity and Granting Musical Copyrights to Artificially Intelligent Joint Authors , 40 CDZLR 387 (2018).
  37. N. Jeremi Duru, In Search of the Final Head Ball: The Case for Eliminating Heading from Soccer , 83 Mo. L. Rev. 559 (2018).
  38. Stacey A. Tovino, A Right to Care , 70 Ala. L. Rev. 183 (2018).
  39. Brian L. Frye, The Lion, The Bat & The Thermostat: Metaphors on Consciousness , 5 Savannah L. Rev. 13 (2018).
  40. Nadine Marsh-Carter, Bruin S. Richardson III, Laura Ash-Brackley, Cassie Baudeán Cunningham, Virginia Ranks Forty-ninth of Fifty: the Need for Stronger Laws Supporting Foster Youth , 53 U. Rich. L. Rev. 255 (2018).
  41. Jennifer Gerstenzang, Counseling the Addicted Client: A Responsible and Restorative Practice , 42 AUG Champion 40 (2018).
  42. Stephen M. Maurer, “Beauty is Truth and Truth is Beauty”: How Intuitive Insights Shape Legal Reasoning and the Rule of Law , 42 Seattle U.L. Rev. 129 (2018).
  43. Kathy L. Cerminara, RIP Currents: Rough Water for End of Life Decision Making , 21 J. Health Care L. & Pol’y 59 (2018).
  44. Kevin Y. Li, Get Out of My Head: An Examination of Potential Brain-Computer Interface Data Privacy Concerns , B.C. Intell. Prop. & Tech. F. 1 (2018).
  45. Steffen Steinert, Christoph Bublitz, Ralf Jox & Orsolya Friedrich, Doing Things with Thoughts: Brain-Computer Interfaces and Disembodied Agency , Philosophy & Tech. 1-26 (2018).
  46. Josh Gupta-Kagan, The Intersection Between Young Adult Sentencing and Mass Incarceration , 2018 Wis. L. Rev. 669 (2018).
  47. Taylor Simpson-Wood & Robert H. Wood, When Popular Culture and the NFL Collide: Fan Responsibility in Ending the Concussion Crisis , 29 Marq. Sports. L. Rev. 13 (2018).
  48. Megan S. Wright, Nina Varsava, Joel Ramirez, Kyle Edwards, Nathan Guevremont, Tamar Ezer, & Joseph J. Fins, Severe Brain Injury, Disability, and the Law: Achieving Justice for a Marginalized Population, 45 Fla. St. U.L. Rev. 313 (2018).
  49. Sara Weskalnies, Abuse Victims Who Kill and the New Rehabilitation Model , 2018 Mich. St. L. Rev. 451 (2018).
  50. Y.A. Procopenko & D.A. Vorotinzeva, Neurocriminology: Back to the Future , Conference, Fundamental Science & Technologies - Perspective Developments (2017).
  51. Julia Stanek, Law and Neuroscience – Points of Connection , Proceedings of Higher Educational Institutions (2017).
  52. Makarova Olesia Alexandrovna & Abramovsky Andrei Aleksandrovich, Neuroscience on Service of Criminalistics , 4 Leg. Science & Leg. Educ. 121 (2017).
  53. Bryan P. Schwartz, Terrence Laukkanen & Justine Smith, A Prevention Strategy: Eliminating FASD in Indigenous Communities , 40 Man. L.J. 123 (2017).
  54. Michael L. Perlin, “I’ve Got My Mind Made Up”: How Judicial Teleology in Cases Involving Biologically Based Evidence Violates Therapeutic Jurisprudence , 24 Cardozo J. Equal Rts. & Soc. 81 (2017).
  55. Samuel D. Hodge Jr. & Jack E. Hubbard, “Talk and Die Syndrome” – The Medical and Legal Consequence of an Intracranial Hemorrhage , 19 DePaul J. Health Care L. 1 (2017).


B. Neurolaw Media & News Clipping

Kelly Servick, Cheap, Portable Scanners Could Transform Brain Imaging. But how will Scientists Deliver the Data? Science, Apr. 16, 2019.

Jon Schuppe, Blame my brain: A killer's bold defense gets a court hearing , NBC News (April 27, 2019, 4:56 A.M.).


C. Neurolaw Conferences

On April 30, 2019, The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion hosted Neuroscience and Law: Exploring addiction and the application of brain-based and behavior science to law, finance, treatment, and public policy in Roanoke, Virginia. Speakers included Dr. Francis X. Shen, the Honorable Michael F. Urbanski, and Read Montague. For news coverage of this event, see Judges, Neuroscientists Consider How Science and Criminal Justice Converge at Roanoke Neurolaw Conference .


D. Neurolaw Job Posting

Full time paid summer positions in law and neuroscience:  The Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior’s (CLBB) Executive Director, Dr. Francis Shen, seeks to hire full time, paid Research Associates and Undergraduate Research Assistants for the summer term 2019 (June-Aug). Research Associates and Research Assistants will play an integral role in exciting Center initiatives concerning the developing brain, the aging brain, and many additional topics. Research Associates may be hired at the post-bac, graduate, or post-doc levels. Current undergraduates are eligible for the Research Assistant positions. Compensation will be based on experience, and start/end dates are flexible. Research Associates and Research Assistants will report to Dr. Shen; will work with CLBB co-directors Dr. Judith Edersheim and Dr. Bruce Price, as well as with CLBB affiliated faculty in both law and neuroscience; and will support research in the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a joint program with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Applications are accepted online at: All questions should be sent to Dr. Shen: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit their applications online as soon as possible.


E. News from Argentina

Neuroscience for High School in Argentina: At the school of "Los Tabaquillos," in the town of La Cumbrecita, province of Córdoba, Argentina, we have started a neuroscience course for students in their senior year. Its purpose is to expand students’ knowledge of neuroscience, as well as investigate its impact on society.Students enrolled in the course learn important vocabulary for each module before watching informational videos and participating in forms of role-playing with psychology teachers and actors to allow them to identify various pathologies and learn how to interact with those who suffer from them. Students also receive instruction from teachers and researchers abroad. After every two modules, students research a topic and then present it in front of their peers. We hope that this course will promote the study of neuroscience among adolescents.


Neurolaw News is produced by The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience , headquartered at Vanderbilt Law School, 131 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, under the directorship of Owen D. Jones .

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