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April 24, 2014

This message brings news about:
A) New Neurolaw Book
B) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Articles
C) Conferences & Speaker Series

A. New Neurolaw Book: The Punisher’s Brain: The Evolution of Judge and Jury

Cambridge University Press recently published The Punisher’s Brain: The Evolution of Judge and Jury, by Morris B. Hoffman, a trial judge for the Second Judicial District of the State of Colorado and member of the Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.  

“An unexpected combination of criminal justice and neuroscience, The Punisher’s Brain explores how humans have been hard-wired to penalize wrongdoers and how our modern institutions of punishment are rooted in our own society.”

More information on The Punisher’s Brain can be found on the publisher’s website:

B.  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Articles  

    1. Adam J. Kolber, Will There Be a Neurolaw Revolution? 89 Ind. L.J. 807 (2014). 
    2. Gideon Yaffe, Neurological Disorder and Criminal Responsibility , in The Handbook of Clinical       Neurology: Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology, James Bernat and Richard Beresford, eds., Elsevier Press (2013). 
    3. Sophie Taylor, Criminal Minds: The Influence of the Monoamine Oxidase A Genotype and Environmental Stressors on Aggressive Behaviour , 11 Burgmann Journal 71 (2013). 
    4. Thomas A. Drysdale, Helmet-to-Helmet Contact: Avoiding a Lifetime Penalty by Creating a Duty to Scan Active NFL Players for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy , 34(4)  Journal of Legal Medicine 425 (2013). 
    5. Frederick Schauer & Barbara A. Spellman, Is Expert Evidence Really Different? 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1 (2014). 
    6. Elizabeth S. Scott, “Children are Different”: Constitutional Values and Justice Policy , 11(1) Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 71 (2013). 
    7. Michael S. Moore, Stephen Morse on the Fundamental Psycho-Legal Error , Crim Law and Philos       (2014). 
    8. Barry C. Feld, The Youth Discount: Old Enough To Do The Crime, Too Young To Do The Time, 11(1) Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 107 (2013). 
    9. Justin Amirian, Weighing the Admissibility of fMRI Technology under FRE 403: For the Law, fMIR Changes Everything -- and Nothing , 41 Fordham Urb. L.J. 715 (2013). 
    10. David Wasserman & Josephine Johnston, Seeing Responsibility: Can Neuroimaging Teach Us Anything about Moral and Legal Responsibility?  44(s2) Hastings Center Report S37 (2014). 
    11. Elizabeth J. Church, Imaging’s Insights Into Human Violence , 85(4) Radiologic Technology 417 (2014). 
    12. Gerben Meynen, A Neurolaw Perspective on Psychiatric Assessments of Criminal Responsibility: Decision-Making, Mental Disorder, and the Brain , 36(2) International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 93 (2013). 
    13. Jennifer A. Chandler, A. Mogyoros, T. Martin Rubio, & Eric Racine, Another Look at the Legal and Ethical Consequences of Pharmacological Memory Dampening: The Case of Sexual Assault, 41(4) Journal of Law, Medicine and       Ethics 859 (2013). 
    14. Michelle L. West, Victoria Z. Lawson, & Jillian Grose-Fifer, The Effect of Electrophysiological Neuroscientific Deception Detection Evidence on Juror Judgments in a Criminal Trial , 36(2) Basic and Applied Social Psychology 133 (2014). 
    15. Erin P. Andrews, Avoiding the Technical Knockout: Tackling the Inadequacies of Youth Concussion Legislation , 58 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 417 (2014). 
    16. Theodore F. Claypoole, Regulating the Brainspray Revolution , Nov 2013 Business Law Today (2013).       
    17. Adam B. Shniderman, No Such Thing as a Sure Thing: Neuroscience, The Insanity Defense & Sentencing Mitigation , 26(1) The Jury Expert 11 (2014). 
    18. David W. Opderbeck, The Problem with Neurolaw , 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 497 (2014). 
    19. Farhan Hyder Sahito, Interrogational Neuroimaging: The Missing Element in Counter-Terrorism, 3(3) International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies 592 (2013). 
    20. Alessandro Corda, Neurociencias y derecho penal desde el prisma de la dimensión procesal , in       Neurociencia y proceso judicial 109, Madrid: Marcial Pons, Michele Taruffo & Jordi Nieva Fenoll, eds. (2013). 
    21. Alessandro Corda, Riflessioni sul rapport tra neuroscienze e imputabilità nel prisma della dimensione processuale , 7 Criminalia. Annuario di Scienze penalistiche 497 (2012). 
    22. Joshua Fost & Angela Coventry, Remaking Responsibility: Complexity and Scattered Causes in Human Agency , 1 Global Science and Technology Forum 91 (2013). 
    23. Kari Mercer Dalton, Their Brains on Google: How Digital Technologies Are Altering the Millennial Generation's Brain and Impacting Legal Education , 16 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 409 (2013). 
    24. Shailini Jandial George, Teaching the Smartphone Generation: How Cognitive Science Can Improve Learning in Law School , 66 Me. L. Rev. 163 (2013).

C.  Conferences & Speaker Series  

    1. Brocher Foundation Call for Proposals: The Brocher Foundation offers to researchers the opportunity to organize a one and a half day multidisciplinary symposium or a two, three or four day multidisciplinary workshop on the ethical, legal and social implications on humankind of recent medical research and new medical technologies at the Broche Centre in Hermance, Switzerland.  To apply or learn more about the events, visit:  and fill in the online form (only one per project, co applicant/s could be added to the form).  Deadline to apply is May 18, 2014
    2. Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium 2014: Neurolaw – On March 20, 2014 the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund for Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences at the University of Michigan sponsored Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium 2014: Neurolaw . The 2014 Weinberg Symposium’s focus on the intersection of law and neuroscience fostered an interdisciplinary conversation with presentations from:  Kent Kiehl (University of Mexico), Adina Roskies (Dartmouth College), Francis Shen (University of Minnesota, Research Network Education & Outreach Executive Director), and Elizabeth Loftus (University of California – Irvine).  The four key note speakers were joined by Sarah Buss (University of Michigan), Chandra Sripada (University of Michigan), and Kimberly Thomas (University of Michigan) for a panel that addressed the descriptive and normative dimensions of neurolaw.  
      For more information on the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund for Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences, click here .

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