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September 1, 2022

This message brings news about:      
A) Recent Neurolaw Publications
B) Forthcoming Publication
C) Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Bioethics/Neuroethics at the University of Washington, Seattle
D) International Congress on “Criminal Law and Human Behavior: Challenges from Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence”
E) Virtual Neurolaw Course: “Diplomatura en Neuroderechos”

A. Recent Neurolaw Publications   

Special Issue on Hirstein, Sifferd, and Fagan's Responsible Brains: Neuroscience, Law, and Human Culpability, Criminal Law and Philosophy

  1. Craig K. Agule, Minding Negligence , 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 231, 231-51 (2022).
  2.  Federica Coppola, We Are More than Our Executive Functions: On the Emotional and Situational Aspects of Criminal Responsibility and Punishment , 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 253, 253-66 (2022).
  3.  Douglas Husak, The Objective(s) of Responsible Brains , 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 267, 267-81 (2022).
  4. Michael S. Moore, Relating Neuroscience to Responsibility: Comments on Hirstein, Sifferd, and Fagan's Responsible Brains, 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 283, 283-98 (2022).
  5. Stephen J. Morse, Is Executive Function the Universal Acid? , 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 299, 299-318 (2022).
  6. Dennis Patterson, Inert , 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 319, 319-24 (2022).
  7. William Hirstein, Neuroscience and Normativity: How Knowledge of the Brain Offers a Deeper Understanding of Moral and Legal Responsibility , 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 327, 327-51 (2022).
  8. Katrina L. Sifferd & Tyler K. Fagan, Author's Reply: Negligence and Normative Import , 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 353, 353-71 (2022).
  9. Gabriel De Marco & Thomas Douglas, The Expressivist Objection to Nonconsensual Neurocorrectives , 16 Crim. L. & Phil. 373, 373-93 (2022).

Other Recent Neurolaw Publications

  1. Francis X. Shen, Fenella McLuskie, Erin Shortell, Mariah Bellamoroso, Elizabeth Escalante, Brenna Evans, Ian Hayes, Clarissa Kimmey, Sarah Lagan, Madeleine Muller, Jennifer Near, Kailey Nicholson, Job Okeri, Ifeoma Okoli, Emily Rehmet, Nancy Gertner & Robert Kinscherff, Justice for Emerging Adults after Jones: The Rapidly Developing Use of Neuroscience to Extend Eighth Amendment Miller Protections to Defendants Ages 18 and Older , 97 NYU L. Rev. 101, 101-26 (2022).
  2. Mark Bartholomew, Intellectual Property and the Brain: How Neuroscience Will Reshape Legal Protection for Creations of the Mind (2022).
  3. Oliver Rollins, Conviction: The Making and Unmaking of the Violent Brain (2021).
  4. Ernest K. Chavez, Book Review , 56 Law & Soc'y Rev. 318, 318-19 (2022) (reviewing Oliver Rollins, Conviction: The Making and Unmaking of the Violent Brain (2021)).
  5. Timo Istace, Neurorights: The Debate about New Legal Safeguards to Protect the Mind , 37 Issues L. & Med. 95, 95-109 (2022).
  6. Jane Campbell Moriarty, The Inscrutability Problem: From First-Generation Forensic Science to Neuroimaging Evidence , 60 Duq. L. Rev. 227, 227-45 (2022).
  7. Zachary E. Shapiro, Allison Rabkin Golden, Gregory E. Antill, Katherine Fang, Chaarushena Deb, Elizabeth Clarke, Alexis Kallen, Hanya M. Qureshi, Kai Shulman, Caroline V. Lawrence, Laura C. Hoffman, Megan S. Wright & Joseph J. Fins, Designing an Americans with Abilities Act: Consciousness, Capabilities, and Civil Rights , 63 B.C. L. Rev. 1729, 1729-96 (2022).
  8. Amin R. Yacoub & Becky Briggs, The Future of Criminal Culpability: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder's (“PTSD”) Effect on a Defendant's Actions and State of Mind , 56 U.S.F. L. Rev. 425, 425-68 (2022).
  9. Teneille R. Brown, Demystifying Mindreading for the Law , 2022 Wis. L. Rev. Forward 1, 1-11 (2022).
  10. Charles L. Mauro & Christopher Morley, Why the Future of Design Patent Protections Will Rely on Modern Neuroscience, Not Constitutional and Legal Reversionism , 36 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 277, 277-304 (2022).
  11. Matthew R. O’Shaughnessy, Walter G. Johnson, Lucille Nalbach Tournas, Christopher J. Rozell & Karen S. Rommelfanger, Neuroethics Guidance Documents: Principles, Analysis, and Implementation Strategies , SSRN (Feb. 16, 2022).
  12. Emily Hughes, The Empathetic Divide in Capital Trials: Possibilities for Social Neuroscientific Research , 2011 Mich. St. L. Rev. 541, 541-71 (2022).
  13. Gary S. Gildin, The Neuroscience of Qualified Immunity , 126 Dick. L. Rev. 769, 769-826 (2022).
  14. Emma Dore-Horgan, Do Criminal Offenders Have a Right to Neurorehabilitation? , Crim. L. & Phil. (Mar. 29, 2022).
  15. Karen Herrera-Ferrá, José M. Muñoz, Humberto Nicolini, Garbiñe Saruwatari Zavala & Víctor Manuel Martínez Bullé Goyri, Contextual and Cultural Perspectives on Neurorights: Reflections Toward an International Consensus , AJOB Neurosci. (Mar. 27, 2022).
  16. Iván Padrón, Daylin Góngora, Iván Moreno, María José Rodrigo & Ana M. Martín, Contribution of Brain Cortical Features to the Psychological Risk Profile of Juvenile Offenders , 14 Eur. J. Psych. Applied Legal Context 93, 93-103 (2022).
  17. Carolyn Sharp, Cognitively Enhanced Humans as Both Warfighters and Weapons of War , 32 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 317, 317-37 (2022).
  18. Mackenzie Graham, Nina Hallowell & Julian Savulescu, A Just Standard: The Ethical Management of Incidental Findings in Brain Imaging Research , 49 J.L. Med. & Ethics 269, 269-80 (2021).
  19. James Kimmel, Jr. & Michael Rowe, A Behavioral Addiction Model of Revenge, Violence, and Gun Abuse, 48 J.L. Med. & Ethics 172, 172-76 (2020).
  20. Guy W. Eden, Targeting Mr. Roboto: Distinguishing Humanity in Brain-Computer Interfaces , 228 Mil. L. Rev. 1, 1-51 (2020).
  21. Virginia Pilgrim, Comment, It's All in Your Head: How Neuroscience Can Change the Taxability of Damage Awards for Emotional Injury , 94 Temp. L. Rev. Online 1, 1-22 (2022).
  22. Amber Venturelli, Comment, Young Adults and Criminal Culpability , 23 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1142, 1142-90 (2022).

B. Forthcoming Publication

  1. Sandy Xie, Colleen M. Berryessa & Farah Focquaert, The Impact of Neuromorality on Punishment: Retribution or Rehabilitation? , in The Palgrave Handbook on the Philosophy of Punishment (M. Altman ed., forthcoming 2022).

C. Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Bioethics/Neuroethics at the University of Washington, Seattle


“We are pleased to announce recruitment for a postdoctoral fellow position in bioethics/neuroethics at the University of Washington, Seattle.  This position is funded by an NIH grant (#1R01MH130457-01) focused on ethical issues related to support for research participants in neural technology device trials (BRAIN Pioneers). The postdoc will work with the UW neuroethics team, a multi-disciplinary group led by Sara Goering and Eran Klein, based in the Department of Philosophy, with close connections to the UW Center for Neurotechnology (CNT). Work will involve conceptual, normative and empirical bioethics research related to neurotechnology. Disciplinary background is open (philosophy, law, anthropology, public health, science and technology studies, or related field), but the position will be housed in the Department of Philosophy. Full time research salary support for one year, with the possibility of renewal for additional years. Funding for conference travel and professional development will be included. The position is on-site at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a start date in January 2023, but an earlier start will be considered. Details on materials requirement and submission information is available through Interfolio ( Prospective applicants are invited to contact Sara Goering ( or Eran Klein ( with questions.”


D. International Congress on “Criminal Law and Human Behavior: Challenges from Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence”

Date: September 21-23, 2022

Location: Toledo, Spain


“The Neuro-Artificial Criminal Law (NACL) research group that was born from the research project ‘Criminal Law and Human Behavior’ (N2), and especially its IP, Dr. Eduardo Demetrio Crespo, is pleased to announce the International Congress ‘Criminal Law and Human Behavior: Challenges from Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence.’ In the Congress not only great specialists in the field will intervene, but also anyone who registers, through the call for papers that has been planned.”

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.


E. Virtual Neurolaw Course: “Diplomatura en Neuroderechos”

Virtual Neurolaw Course

For more information, please visit the course website.


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