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January 17, 2018

This message brings news about:

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications

B) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings

C) Conferences & Speaker Series

D) Other Developments

A. Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications                  

    1. Amanda C. Pustilnik, Legal Evidence of Subjective States: A Brain-Based Model of Chronic Pain Increases Accuracy and Fairness in Law , 25 Harv. Rev. of Psychiatry 279 (2017).
    1. Christopher Slobogin, Neuroscience Nuance: Dissecting the Relevance of Neuroscience in Adjudicating Criminal Culpability , J. L. & Biosciences (forthcoming in Journal of Law & the Biosciences).
    1. Judith G. Edersheim & Rebecca W. Brendel, Introduction , 25 Harv. Rev. of Psychiatry 259 (2017).
    1. Stephen J. Morse, The Science of Addiction and Criminal Law , 25 Harv. Rev. of Psychiatry 261 (2017).
    1. Ryan R. Darby & Bradford C. Dickerson, Dementia, Decision Making, and Capacity , 25 Harv. Rev. of Psychiatry 270 (2017).
    1. Maya Sabatello & Paul S. Appelbaum, Behavioral Genetics in Criminal and Civil Courts , 25 Harv. Rev. of Psychiatry 289 (2017). 
    1. Karen D. Davis, Herta Flor, Henry T. Greely, Gian Domenico Iannetti, Sean Mackey, Markus Ploner, Amanda Pustilnik, Irene Tracey, Rolf-Detlef Treede, & Tor D. Wager, Brain imaging tests for chronic pain: medical, legal and ethical issues and recommendations , 13 Nature Rev. Neurology 624 (2017).
    1. Gene M. Heyman, Scott O. Lilienfeld, Stephen Morse, & Sally Satel, Brief of Amici Curiae of 11 Addiction Experts in Support of Appellee , U. Penn. L. Sch., Pub. L. Res. Paper No. 17-44     (2017).
    1. Anabel Cassady, The Juvenile Ultimatum: Reframing Blended Sentencing Laws To Ensure Juveniles Receive a Genuine 'One Last Chance at Success’ , 102 Minn. L. Rev. 391 (2017).
    1. Courtney M. Brokloff Brokloff, Looks Can Kill: The Dark Side of Indoor Tanning and What States Need To Do To Help Protect Young Adults from This Deadly ‘Glow’ , 103 Iowa L. Rev. 271 (2017).       
    1. Anna Spain Bradley, Cognitive Competence in Executive-Branch Decision Making , 49 Connecticut L. Rev. (2017).
    1. Andrea Lavazza, Neurolaw and Punishment: a Naturalistic and Humanitarian View, and its Overlooked Perils , 37 Ethics Law & Cognitive Sci. 81 (2017).
    1. Giulio Mecacci & Pim Haselager, Identifying Criteria for the Evaluation of the Implications of Brain Reading for Mental Privacy , Sci. Eng. Ethics (2017). 
    1. Emily Baron & Jacqueline Sullivan, Judging Mechanistic Neuroscience: A preliminary conceptual-analytic framework for evaluating scientific evidence in the courtroom    , Psychol. Crime Law (2017).
    1. John R. Shook & James J. Giordano, Moral Bioenhancement for Social Welfare: Are Civic Institutions Ready? , 2 Front. Sociol. 1 (2017). 
    1. Joseph J. Avery, Neuroethics in Neurolaw: Exploring notions of duality and the implications for evidence and ethics , International Neuroethics Society Academic Essay Winner (2017).           
    1. Kathleen Curtis, Kyle Willems, & Tom Strand, Litigating Sports Concussions: What You Need to Know about the Science and the Law , 74 Bench & B. Minn. 28 (2017).                      
    1. Lea B. Vaughn, Book Review of Susanna L. Blumenthal, Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture (2016) , 67 J. Legal Educ. (2017).
    1. Cristina Scarpazza, Silvia Pellegrini, Pietro Pietrini, & Giuseppe Sartori, The Role of Neuroscience in the Evaluation of Mental Insanity: On the Controversies in Italy , Neuroethics 1 (2017).

B. Conferences & Speaker Series  

1.      Symposium at Fordham Law School: “The Future of Neuroscience and Law” will be held on February 21, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The symposium will explore neuroscientific advances in civil and criminal law, as well as the mental health and treatment of those within the criminal justice system. Twenty leading experts are scheduled to speak at the event and will discuss the implications of their research, progress in the legal system, and the future of neuroscience and law. Click here to register.


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