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A)    Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications

B)    Neurolaw Media & News Clippings

C)  Conferences & Speaker Series


A.    Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications                             


1.      Matthew Ginther, Francis Shen, Richard Bonnie, Morris Hoffman, Owen Jones, & Ken Simons,  Decoding Guilty Minds: How Jurors Attribute Knowledge and Guilt , 71 Vand. L. Rev. 241 (2018).  


2.      Calvin J. Kraft & James Giordano,  Integrating brain science and law: Neuroscientific evidence and legal perspectives on protecting individual liberties , 11 Frontiers in Neuroscience 1 (2017).


3.      Ryan R. Darby, Andreas Horn, Fiery Cushman, Michael D. Fox, Lesion network localization of criminal behavior , PNAS Early Edition 1 (2017).


4.      Russell A. Poldrack, John Monahan, Peter B. Imrey, Valerie Reyna, Marcus E. Raichle, David Faigman, & Joshua W. Buckholtz, Predicting Violent Behavior: What Can Neuroscience Add? , 22 Trends in Cognitive Sci. 111 (2017).


5.      Farah Focquaert, Neurobiology and crime: A neuro-ethical perspective , 54 J. Crim. Just. 1 (2018).


6.      Calvin J. Kraft & James Giordano, Integrating Brain Science and Law: Neuroscientific Evidence and Legal Perspectives on Protecting Individual Liberties , 11 Frontiers in Neuroscience 1 (2017).


7.      Christopher Slobogin, Neuroscience nuance: dissecting the relevance of neuroscience in adjudicating criminal culpability , 4 J. L. & Biosciences 577 (2017).


8.      Petko Bogdanov, Nazli Dereli, Xuan-Hong Dang, Danielle S. Bassett, Nicholas F. Wymbs, Scott T. Grafton, & Ambuj K. Singh, Learning about learning: Mining human brain sub-network biomarkers from fMRI data , 12 PLoS ONE e0184344 (2017).


9.      Michelle Gibbons, A Neurorhetoric of Incongruity , 13 Poroi 1 (2018).


10.   Marcello Ienca, Fabrice Jotterand, & Bernice S. Elger, From Healthcare to Warfare and Reverse: How Should We Regulate Dual-Use Neurotechnology? , 97 Neuron 269 (2018).


11.   Anthony R. Beech & Dawn Fisher, Neuroscience in Forensic Settings: Origins and Recent Developments in The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience (eds. Anthony R. Beech & Adam J. Carter) (2018).


12.   Lisa Claydon, Brain-based mind reading for lawyers: reflecting on possibilities and perils , 4 J. L. & Biosciences 594 (2017).


13.   Robin Palmer, Time to Take Brain-Fingerprinting Seriously? , Te Wharenga - New Zealand Crim. L. Rev. 330 (2018).


14.   Marisa E. Main, Simply Irresistible: Neuromarketing and the Commercial Speech Doctrine , 50 Duq. L. Rev. 605 (2012).


15.   S. Karthikeyan, Swapna Joshi, B.S. Manjunath, & Scott Grafton, Intra-class multi-output regression based subspace analysis , IEEE Int’l Conference on Image Processing ICIP (2012).


16.   Hal S. Wortzel & David B. Arciniegas, Combat Veterans and the Death Penalty: A Forensic Neuropsychiatric Perspective , 38 J. Am. Acad. Psych. L. 407 (2010).


B.     Neurolaw Media & News Clippings

1.      Watch Pain Neuroimaging: Neuroscience and Forensic Implications ,a panel presentationby the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law featuring Octavio Choi, Amanda Pustilnik, Tor Wager, and Stephen Easton.


C.     Conferences & Speaker Series

1.      “Neurolaw Revolution” Lecture : On September 13, 2017, Francis Shen lectured at Harvard Law School on how neuroscientific analysis of law is revolutionizing legal doctrine and practice. Dr. Shen is the Exec. Dir. of Education and Outreach for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. The lecture was part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Available online .


2.      17th Summer and International Refresher Course in Bioethics: Human Enhancement: Bioethical Challenges of Emerging Technologies will be held from July 9–13 in Rome, Italy. This interdisciplinary course will delve into the purposes and implications of human enhancement technologies. For further info email .




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