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January 14, 2015

This message brings news about:

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications
B) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings
C) Conferences & Speaker Series

A.  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications  

  1. John B. Meixner & J. Peter Rosenfeld, Detecting Knowledge of Incidentally Acquired, Real-World Memories Using a P300-Based Concealed-Information Test , 25(11) Psychological Science 1994 (2014). 
  2. Francis X. Shen, Sentencing Enhancement and the Crime Victim's Brain , 46 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 405 (2014).  
  3. Carlo Umiltà, Limits of Cognitive Neuroscience (Why It Would Take a Much More Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience in order to Have a Sensible Neuro-law) , Rivista di filosofia del diritto (Articolo Speciale/December) 7 (2014). 
  4. Michael Pardo, Dennis Patterson, & Sofia Moratti, The Gathering of and Use of Neuroscientific Evidence in Criminal Trials in the United States. Compatibility with the 4th and 5th Amendments and with Due Process , Rivista di filosofia del diritto (Articolo Speciale/December) 41 (2014). 
  5. Amedeo Santosuosso, Cognitive Neuroscience, Intelligent Robots and the Interplay Humans-Machines , Rivista di filosofia del diritto (Articolo Speciale/December) 91 (2014). 
  6. Francis X. Shen, Keeping Up with Neurolaw: What to Know and Where to Look , 50 Court Rev. 104 (2014). 
  7. Ellen Koenig, A Fair Trial: When the Constitution Requires Attorneys to Investigate Their Clients' Brains , 41 Fordham Urban L.J. 177 (2013). 
  8. Mark Plitt, Ricky R. Savjani & David M. Eagleman, Are Corporations People Too? The Neural Correlates of Moral Judgments about Companies and Individuals , Soc Neurosci. (2014). 
  9. Gerben Meynen, Neurolaw: Neuroscience, Ethics, and Law. Review Essay. 17(4) Ethical Theory Moral Prac 819 (2014). 
  10. Georgia-Martha Gkotsi, V. Moulin, & J. Gasser, Neuroscience in the Courtroom: From Responsibility to Dangerousness, Ethical Issues Raised by the New French Law , L'Encéphale (2014). 
  11. Brigitte Vallabhajosula, Murder in the Courtroom: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Violence, Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2015). 
  12. Tanneika Minott, Born This Way: How Neuroimaging Will Impact Jury Deliberations , 12 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 219 (2014). 
  13. John B. Meixner, Applications of Neuroscience in Criminal Law: Legal and Methodological Issues , 15 Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports 513 (2014). 
  14. Martin Glettler Thomas Grechenig, Towards a European Jurisdiction Based on Brain Computer Interfaces , ACEC 127 (2014). 
  15. Dennis Patterson & Michael S. Pardo , Philosophy, Neuroscience and Law: The Conceptual and Empirical, Rule-Following, Interpretation and Knowledge , in Problems of Normativity, Rules and Rule-Following, Michał Araszkiewicz, et al., eds., 111 Springer 177 (2014). 
  16. Debra S. Austin, Drink Like a Lawyer: The Neuroscience of Substance Use and Its Impact on Cognitive Wellness , Nevada Law Journal (forthcoming). 
  17. Ryan S. Keller, Beyond Homo Economicus: The Prosocial Brain & The Charitable Tax Deduction , Virginia Tax Rev. (forthcoming). 
  18. Katrina Hui & Carl E. Fisher, The Ethics of Molecular Memory Modification , J Med Ethics (2014).

B.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings  

    1. The Teenage Brain of the Boston Bomber:  Research Network Members Laurence Steinberg and Owen Jones were quoted in a recent article about the potential use of neuroscientific evidence in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.  To read the piece, visit:       
    2. Neuroscience and Public Policy Program Receives SfN Award:  The University of       Wisconsin–Madison’s Neuroscience and Public Policy Program was recently honored by the Society for Neuroscience with the Neuroscience Graduate Program Achievement Award.  To read more,       please visit the press release here:  Grad program honored for closing science-society gap  

C.  Conferences & Speaker Series  

  1. To Catch a Killer: Investigating the Brain:  On January 4-6, 2015, Duke University hosted a Winter Forum “To Catch a Killer: Investigating the Brain,” which investigated the intersection of neuroscience and the legal system through real-life mystery theater. The Forum hosts included the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science, Duke Science & Society and Bass Connections: Brain & Society. To read more about this Forum, visit:
  2. Pain & Suffering Symposium: On February 5, 2015, the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior will present a symposium addressing the role of neuroscience in helping the law better understand pain.  To learn more, visit:


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