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January 21, 2016

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. Uri Maoz & Gideon Yaffe, What Does Recent Neuroscience Tell Us About Criminal Responsibility? J Law Biosci (2015).

    2. Nita Farahany, Neuroscience and Behavioral Genetics in US Criminal Law: An Empirical Analysis , J Law Biosci (2016).

    3. Christina T. Liu, Scanning the Evidence: The Evidentiary Admissibility of Expert Witness Testimony on MRI Brain Scans in Civil Cases in the Post-Daubert Era , 70 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 479 (2015).

    4. Madison Kilbride & Jason Iuliano, Neuro Lie Detection and Mental Privacy , 75 Md. L. Rev. 163 (2015).

    5. Aurelie Ouss & Alexander Peysakhovich, When Punishment Doesn’t Pay: ‘Cold Glow’ and Decisions to Punish , 58 J.L. & Econ. 625 (2015).

    6. Stephen J. Morse, Addiction, Choice and Criminal Law , In Addiction and Choice, ed. Nick Heather and Gabriel Segal, Oxford U.P. (forthcoming).

    7. Joshua D. Greene, Beyond Point-and-Shoot Morality: Why Cognitive (Neuro)Science Matters for Ethics, 9 Law & Ethics Hum. Rts. 141 (2015).

    8. Karen O'Connell, Unequal Brains: Disability Discrimination Laws and Children with Challenging Behaviour , Med Law Rev (2016).

    9. Alexandra B. Roginsky & Alexander Tsesis, Hate Speech, Volition, and Neurology , J Law Biosci (2016).

    10. Zurizadai Balmakund, The Realities of Neurolaw: A Composition of Data & Research, 9 U. St. Thomas J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 189 (2015).

B.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings

    1. Can a Brain Scan Uncover Your Morals?:  The Guardian recently ran a story about brain images as neuroscientific evidence in “some of the country’s most controversial and disturbing death penalty trials – including the case of Steven Northington.”  To read the full article, click here.

C.  Conferences & Speaker Series  

    1. Jones to Keynote ACJS Annual Meeting:  Research Network Director Owen Jones will deliver the keynote address at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (March 29 – April 2, 2016, Denver, CO).  The title of the talk is “Criminal Law, Justice, and Neuroscience,” and the theme of this year’s annual meeting is “Advancing Justice on All Fronts.”  To learn more, click here

D.  Other Developments  

    1. Lumosity to Pay $2 Million to Settle FTC Deceptive Advertising Charges for Its “Brain Training” Program: “The creators and marketers of the Lumosity ‘brain training’ program have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges alleging that they deceived consumers with unfounded claims that Lumosity games can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions.”  To read more, click here.



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