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July 26, 2017

This message brings news about:

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications

B) Conferences & Speaker Series

C) Other Developments


A.  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications  

    1. Laurence Steinberg, Adolescent Brain Science and Juvenile Justice Policymaking , Psychology, Pub. Pol'y, & L. (2017).


    1. M. Gregg Bloche, Toward a Science of Torture? Texas L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).


    1. Matthias Mahlmann, Mind and Rights: Neuroscience, Philosophy and the Foundations of Legal Justice    in Law, Reason and Emotion (M. Sellers, ed., 2017).


    1. Sabine Muller, Respect for Autonomy in Light of Neuropsychiatry , 31 Bioethics 360 (2017).           


    1. Eric Racine, Veljko Dubljević, Vernard Baertschi, Ralf J. Jox, Julia F. Christensen, Michele Farisco, Fabrice Jotterand, Guy Kahane, & Sabine Muller, Can Neuroscience Contribute to Practical Ethics? A Critical Review and Discussion of the Methodological and Translational Challenges of the Neuroscience of Ethics , 31 Bioethics 328 (2017).


    1. Patrick Barnes, Child Abuse - Nonaccidental Injury (NAI) and Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) - Medical Imaging: Issues and Controversies in the Era of Evidence-Based Medicine , 50 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 679 (2017).          


    1. Karen Oehme, Anthony J. Ferraro, Nat Stern, Lisa S. Panisch, & Mallory Lucier-Greer, Trauma-Informed Co-Parenting: How a Shift in Compulsory Divorce Education to Reflect New Brain Development Research Can Promote Both Parents' and Children's Best Interests , 39 U. Haw. L. Rev. 37 (2016).          


    1. Elisabetta Sirgiovanni, Criminal Heredity: The Influence of Cesare Lombroso's Concept of the Born Criminal on Contemporary Neurogenetics and its Forensic Applications , 29 J. History Med. Bioethics (2017).          


    1. Louis J. Sirico, Jr., The Trial Lawyer and the Reptilian Brain: A Critique , 65 Clev. St. L. Rev. 411 (2017).     


    1. Jack E. Hubbard & Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., A Whole Lot of Shakin' Going on: Movement Disorders Caused by Brain Trauma , 65 Clev. St. L. Rev. 287 (2017).        


    1. Thomas Grisso & Antoinette Kavanaugh, Prospects for Developmental Evidence in Juvenile Sentencing Based on Miller v. Alabama , 22 Psychol., Pub. Pol'y, & L. 235 (2016).


    1. Gerben Meynen, Brain-Based Mind Reading in Forensic Psychiatry: Exploring Possibilities and Perils , J.L. & Biosciences (2017).          


    1. Debra Austin, Food for Thought: The Neuroscience of Nutrition to Fuel Cognitive Performance , 95 Or. L. Rev. 425 (2017).      


    1. Lucy A. Jewel, Neurorhetoric, Race, and the Law: Toxic Neural Pathways and Healing Alternatives , 76 Md. L. Rev. 663 (2017).      


    1. Megan Osborn, Healing the Invisible: How the VA Fails to Adequately Compensate Veterans for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury , 26 Fed. Circuit B.J. 379 (2017).  


    1. Stephanie Plamondon Bair, Dynamic Rationality , Ohio State L.J. (forthcoming 2017).


    1. Shelby Hunter, How Disorder Onset Controllability Moderates the Impact of Biological Arguments on Judgments of Criminal Responsibility , Arizona St. Univ. (2017).     


    1. Havey L. Fiser & Patrick D. Hopkins, Getting Inside the Employee's Head: Neuroscience, Negligent Employment Liability, and the Push and Pull for New Technology , Boston Univ. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 1 (2017).       


    1. Leila Glass, Lara Moody, Jordan Grafman, & Frank Krueger, Neural Signatures of Third-Party Punishment: Evidence from Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury , 11 Soc. Cognitive Affective Neuroscience 253 (2016).      


 B.  Conferences & Speaker Series


1.      Call for Papers: The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health invites you to submit your high quality research or theoretical papers for a special issue on the role of neuroscience in forensic psychiatry and psychology. This special issue aims to enlarge empirical and theoretical knowledge on the promises and pitfalls of neuroscience in forensic psychiatry and psychology. The deadline is August 1. Click here to learn more.


2.      “Law and the Whole Truth” Workshop: University of Glasgow, August 10-11, 2017, This interdisciplinary legal workshop presents and examines different perspectives relevant to the relationship between law and the "whole truth". The workshop, introduced by Prof. Burkhard Schafer (University of Edinburgh), is divided into four sessions:1) Information disclosure and the whole truth, 2) Defamation, perjury and the whole truth, 3) Law, neuroscience and the whole truth, and 4) Philosophical perspectives on law and the whole truth. Click here to learn more.


3.      State Judges’ Training: As part of its Education and Outreach mission, the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience recently completed a program for California state judges at the 2017 Advanced Judicial Studies Institute in San Diego, CA on June 27, 2017. An audience of 40 judges participated in the full-day program, which included interactive discussion of case studies and covered: an introduction to neuroscience, evidentiary admissibility, criminal responsibility, and issues related to the aging brain. Network Member David Faigman, Chancellor & Dean of UC Hastings College of the Law, provided a keynote at the event and discussed the Network’s research on Group to Individual Inference. The program was led by the Network’s Executive Director of Education and Outreach, Dr. Francis Shen, and also featured presentations by neuroscientists Dr. Octavio Choi, MD, PhD (Oregon Health & Science University) and Dr. Mark Mapstone, PhD (UC, Irvine).

 C.  Other Developments

1.      Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Neuroethics Research Unit in Montreal is seeking a postdoctoral fellow, or possibly a very strong graduate student, to lead empirical and conceptual research on free will which includes the examination of people’s beliefs in free will as well as the implications of such beliefs (e.g., for stigmatization, health-related behaviour, or moral decisions). The fellow will work at the Neuroethics Research Unit in partnership with the University of Cologne. Click here to learn more.



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