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November 1, 2022

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A) Dana Foundation Awards 11 Planning Grants for Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society        
B) Recent Neurolaw Publications
C) Forthcoming Neurolaw Publication
D) Neurolaw Masters Thesis


A. Dana Foundation Awards 11 Planning Grants for Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society

After a highly successful open call for proposals, the Dana Foundation is excited to announce the 11 US-based academic institutions awarded Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society planning grants. The planning grants are the first phase of a two-part grants process; in the second phase, these 11 institutions will compete for two grants to establish a Dana Center to catalyze promising people and projects at the crossroads between neuroscience and other fields.

To read more about the grant process, please visit this link.


B. Recent Neurolaw Publications  

  1. Jaime J. Castrellon, Shabnam Hakimi, Jacob M. Parelman, Lun Yin, Jonathan R. Law, Jesse A. G. Skene, David A. Ball, Artemis Malekpour, Donald H. Beskind, Neil Vidmar, John M. Pearson, R. McKell Carter & J. H. Pate Skene, Neural Support for Contributions of Utility and Narrative Processing of Evidence in Juror Decision Making , 42 J. Neuroscience 7624, 7624–33 (2022).
  2. Takeshi Asamizuya, Hiroharu Saito, Ryosuke Higuchi, Go Naruse, Shozo Ota & Junko Kato, Effective Connectivity and Criminal Sentencing Decisions: Dynamic Causal Models in Laypersons and Legal Experts , 32 Cerebral Cortex 4304, 4304–16 (2022).
  3. Iván Padróna, Daylin Góngorac, Iván Morenod, María José Rodrigoa & Ana M Martíne,  Contribution of Brain Cortical Features to the Psychological Risk Profile of Juvenile Offenders , 14 Eur. J. Psych. Applied to Legal Context 93, 93–103 (2022).
  4. Mason Marks, Cognitive Content Moderation: Freedom of Thought and the First Amendment Right to Receive Subconscious Information (Sept. 10, 2022) (Available at SSRN).
  5. Panagiota Loizidou, Rory E. Wieczorek-Flynn & Joseph C. Wu, The State of Florida v. Kelvin Lee Coleman Jr.: the Implications of Neuroscience in the Courtroom through a Case Study , Psych, Crime & L. 1, 1–22 (2022)
  6. Irina A. Filipova, Neurotechnologies in Law and Law Enforcement: Past, Present And Future , 6 L. Enf’t Rev. 32, 32–49 (2022).
  7. Hayden A. Smith, Age Is Nothing but a Number: Raising the Age on the Prohibition of Mandatory Juvenile Life without Parole in Light of Miller v. Alabama, 6 How. Hum. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 129, 129–58 (2022).


C. Forthcoming Neurolaw Publication

  1. Noam Lubell & Katya Al Khateeb, Cyborg Soldiers: Military Use of Brain-Computer Interfaces and the Law of Armed Conflict , in Big Data and Armed Conflict: Legal Issues Above and Below the Armed Conflict Threshold (Laura A. Dickinson & Edward Berg eds., forthcoming 2022).

D. Neurolaw Masters Thesis

  1. Sarah Watt, “Crossover Young Adults”: The Case for a Neurodevelopmentally-Aware, Trauma-Informed Approach to Sentencing Young Adults with Criminal Justice and Care and Protection Involvement (2022) (Masters thesis, University of Auckland).


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