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February 13, 2024

This message brings news about:
A) Recent Neurolaw Publications
B) Case Western Reserve University School of Law: Cognitive Decline and the Law Conference
C) Law, Society and Vulnerable People Hub at University of Sunderland: Online Symposium
D) Behavioral Sciences & the Law: Call for Papers


A. Recent Neurolaw Publications  

  1. Christos D. Strubakos, The Rules Against Hearsay: Their Historical Development Reflects the Functioning of Human Cognition, 36 Regent U. L. Rev. 177 (2024).
  2. Qun Yang et. al., The Neuropsychology of Social Punishment, 157 Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews (2024).


B. Case Western Reserve University School of Law: Cognitive Decline and the Law Conference

Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Law-Medicine Center is delighted to announce its upcoming “Cognitive Decline and the Law” conference, scheduled for March 1, 2024. The full-day conference will feature numerous nationally prominent speakers, covering a large number of topics. As the American population ages, a growing number of people will suffer cognitive decline. Cognitive decline may affect individuals’ ability to work, drive, obtain medical care, manage their finances and engage in other activities of daily living. As cognitive decline becomes more prevalent in American Society, legal experts and policy makers will need to grapple with its implications. This conference will explore a variety of legal and policy challenges associated with cognitive decline. Its primary sessions are:

  • Brain Mechanisms Responsible for Cognitive Decline in Aging
  • Decision-Making Support and Substituted Judgment
  • Cognitive Decline in Prison, Politics, and Job Performance
  • Guardianship and Legal Capacity
  • Research, Virtual Care, and Cognitive Resilience

For more information and registration for in-person or remote attendance please see:


C. Law, Society and Vulnerable People Hub at University of Sunderland: Online Symposium

The Law, Society, and Vulnerable People Hub within the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism at the University of Sunderland is hosting an online symposium on March 14, 2024 that examines current issues for neurodiverse individuals within the global criminal justice systems worldwide through presentations by academics, medical experts, and lawyers. The event explores distinct legal issues in the criminal justice system for adults, children, and young persons through a neurodiversity lens. For more information and to register for the event, please visit


D. Behavioral Sciences & the Law: Call for Papers

Behavioral Sciences & the Law is announcing a special issue on 'Neuroimaging and Forensically Relevant Conditions,' co-edited by Kent A. Kiehl, Ph.D., and Alan R. Felthous, M.D. This issue aims to provide an updated overview of neuroimaging research on mental conditions relevant to forensic psychology and psychiatry. We invite original research, literature reviews, meta-analyses, and legal analyses on various topics, such as prediction using quantitative MRI data, contribution of neuroimaging to mental disorder diagnosis, assessing pain, age calculation from MRI data, TBI in forensic practice, fetal alcohol/drug effects, and the scientific validity of using fMRI in court. This call is for issue 43 (5), with a submission deadline of April 1, 2024. Manuscripts should be 20 to 30 pages, adhering to APA or Bluebook referencing style. Style requirements are available on the journal's website or by contacting the editorial office at Manuscripts should be submitted via ScholarOne Manuscripts ( All submissions must be anonymized, and co-authors' works should be de-identified. If interested, please send a brief description of your potential paper to the special issue co-editors Alan R. Felthous M.D. ( or Kent A. Kiehl (



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