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May 13, 2014

This message brings news about:
A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications
B) Recent Neurolaw Books
C) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings
D) Conferences & Speaker Series

A.  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications  

    1. Stephen J. Morse, Brain Imaging in the Courtroom: The Quest for Legal Relevance , 5(2) AJOB Neuroscience (2014).
    2. Matthew R. Ginther, Francis X. Shen, Richard J. Bonnie, Morris B. Hoffman, Owen D. Jones, René Marois, Kenneth W. Simons,  The Language of Mens Rea , 67(5) Vanderbilt Law Review (forthcoming 2014). 
    3. Owen D. Jones, René Marois, Martha J. Farah, Henry T. Greely, Law and Neuroscience , 33 The Journal of Neuroscience 17624 (2013). 
    4. Owen D. Jones, Anthony D. Wagner, David L. Faigman, Marcus E. Raichle, Neuroscientists in Court , 14 Nature Reviews Neuroscience 730 (2013). 
    5. Ilina Singh, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong, and Julian Savulescu, Bioprediction, Biomarkers, and Bad Behavior: Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Challenges , Oxford University Press (2013). 
    6. Amanda C. Pustilnik, Painful Disparities, Painful Realities: How Chronic Pain Neuroimaging Should Change the Law , U. of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-18 (2014). 
    7. Timothy Brindley & James Giordano, Neuroimaging: Correlating, Validity, Value, and Admissibility: Daubert--and Reliability—Revisited , 5(2) AJOB Neuroscience (2014). 
    8. Aharoni, E., Mallett, J., Vincent, G. M., Harenski, C. L., Calhoun, V. D., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Michael S. Gazzaniga, & Kiehl, K. A., Predictive Accuracy in the Neuroprediction of Rearrest , Social Neuroscience 1 (2014). 
    9. Susanna Blumenthal, Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Thought, Harvard University Press (forthcoming 2014).

  B.  Recent Neurolaw Books  

    1. Dr. Kent Kiehl, Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Law at the University of New Mexico, and director of Mobile Brain Imaging and the Mind Research Network, has published a new book on psychopathy:  The Psychopath Whisperer .  In addition to conducting research on incarcerated psychopaths, Dr. Kiehl has served as an expert witness in criminal cases involving psychopathy.  
    2. Dr. Adrian Raine, Richard Perry University Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, recently published The Anatomy of Violence:  The Biological Roots of Crime .  Exploring famous criminal cases, the book presents the latest research on the biology behind criminal behavior. 

C.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings

    1. Dr. Nicole Vincent presented a TED talk entitled Enhancement: the new "normal"? at the Sydney Opera House on May 2, 2014.  The presentation discussed about cognitive enhancement and legal responsibility.  Click here for the video footage and here for the presentation’s abstract.

D.  Conferences & Speaker Series  

    1. Law and Neuroscience:  Revising the Legal Standard for Insanity: The European University Institute and the Centre for Judicial Cooperation are co-sponsoring Law and Neuroscience:  Revising the Legal Standard for Insanity  on June 6 – 7, 2014 at Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia.  Additional information about the conference, including the program and registration, is available at          
    2. Imaging the Brain, Changing Minds: Chronic Pain Neuroimaging and the Law:  On       April 24 – 25, the Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Carey Law School, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science co-sponsored the roundtable: Imaging the Brain, Changing Minds: Chronic Pain Neuroimaging and the Law .  The interdisciplinary event featured neuroimaging researchers, legal       decision makers, and legal scholars.  To read more about the event, visit       
    3. Rewiring Juvenile Justice: The Intersection of Developmental Neuroscience and Legal Policy: On May 9, the University of Wisconsin Neuroscience & Public Policy Program hosted B.J. Casey, The Sackler Professor of Developmental Psychobiology at the Weill Medical College at Cornell University, who delivered a lecture in the program’s seminar series titled  Rewiring Juvenile Justice: The Intersection of Developmental Neuroscience and Legal Policy. To read learn more, visit

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