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July 30, 2015

This message brings news about:

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications
B) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings
C) Conferences & Speaker Series

A.  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications

  1. Scott Kiel-Chisholm & John Devereux, The Ghost in the Machine: Legal Challenges of Neural Interface Devices , 23(1) The Tort Law Review 32 (2015). 
  2. C.H. de Kogel & E.J.M.C. Westgeest, Neuroscientific and Behavioral Genetic Information in Criminal Cases in the Netherlands , Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2015).      
  3. David L. Faigman, The Supreme Court’s Confused Empirical Jurisprudence , Bloomberg BNA (2015). 
  4. Paul Catley & Lisa Claydon, The Use of Neuroscientific Evidence in the Courtroom by Those Accused of Criminal Offenses in England and Wales , Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2015). 
  5. Joelle Anne Moreno, The Future of Neuroimaged Lie Detection and the Law , 42(3) Akron Law Rev 717 (2015). 
  6. Stacey A. Tovino, Remarks: Neuroscience, Gender, and the Law , 42(3) Akron Law Rev 941 (2015). 
  7. Seema Mohapatra, No Pain, No Gain: How 'Objective' is Neuroimaging for Women and Minorities? Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy (forthcoming). 
  8. Robert B. McCaleb, Rejustifying Retributive Punishment on Utilitarian Grounds in Light of Neuroscientific Discoveries more than Philosophical Calisthenics!    63 Clev. St. L. Rev. 515 (2015). 
  9. Katherine I. Puzone, An Eighth Amendment Analysis of Statutes Allowing or Mandating Transfer of Juvenile Offenders to Adult Criminal Court in Light of the Supreme Court's Recent Jurisprudence Recognizing Developmental Neuroscience , 3 Va. J. Crim. L. 52 (2015). 
  10. Erica Beecher-Monas, Lost in Translation: Statistical Inference in Court , 46 Ariz. St. L.J. 1057 (2014). 
  11. David R. Katner, Eliminating the Competency Presumption in Juvenile Delinquency Cases , 24 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 403 (2015). 
  12. Scott Lenahan, A New Era in Juvenile Justice: Expanding the Scope of Juvenile Protections through Neuropsychology , 20 Suffolk J. Trial & App. Advoc. 92 (2015). 
  13. Margo Kaplan, Taking Pedophilia Seriously , 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 75 (2015). 
  14. Leonard Berlin, Neuroimaging, Expert Witnesses, and Ethics: Convergence and Conflict in the Courtroom , 5(2) AJOB Neuroscience 3 (2014). 
  15. Hal S. Wortzel, A. John Tsiouris & Christopher G. Filippi, The Potential for Medicolegal Abuse: Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Traumatic Brain Injury , 5(2) AJOB Neuroscience 9 (2014). 
  16. Rebecca Roache, Can Brain Scans Prove Criminals Unaccountable? 5(2) AJOB Neuroscience 35 (2014). 
  17. Dorothee Horstkötter, Carla van El, Maaike Kempes, Jos Egger, Thomas Rinne, Toine Pieters & Guido de Wert Horstkötter, Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: Normative Frameworks and Consensual Practices , 5(2) AJOB Neuroscience 37 (2014). 
  18. Lyn M. Gaudet, Julia R. Lushing & Kent A. Kiehl, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Court , 5(2) AJOB Neuroscience 43 (2014). 
  19. Sabine Müller & Henrik Walter, Neuroimaging Can Be Useful in the Hand of Neutral Experts Ordered by the Court , 5(2) AJOB Neuroscience 52 (2014). 

B.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings

    1. Jennifer Richeson Elected to National Academy of Sciences: MacArthur Foundation Research Network Member Jennifer Richeson was recently elected into the National Academy of       Sciences.  Members are elected “in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”  To read the press release, visit:       
    2. Radical Challenges of Neurolaw:  MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and       Neuroscience Member Stephen J. Morse was recently featured on Case in Point, where he spoke about neurolaw and responsibility.  To watch the episode, visit:       
    3. Will brain disorder defense in teacher sex assault case work? Legal experts weigh in: MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience Member Richard Bonnie and Education & Outreach Director Francis Shen were both quoted in a recent news article titled “Will brain disorder defense in teacher sex assault case work? Legal experts weigh in.” To read the full article, visit:  
    4. Capitol Hill Briefing on Mysteries of the Brain: Frontiers in Neuroscience:  On July 9, 2015, the National Science Foundation, the Society for Neuroscience, and The Optical Society  held a briefing with experts to discuss “how new technologies and multidisciplinary research, beyond the reach of scientists until very recently, are advancing our understanding of the brain.”  This lunch briefing took place on Capitol Hill, and panelists discussed “some of the ways researchers are       prying open the black box of the brain.”  To read more, visit:      

  C.  Conferences & Speaker Series

  1. Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society:  On October 17, 2015, as a part of the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, Hon. Jed S. Rakoff will be giving a talk on Neuroscience and the Law: Strange Bedfellows.  To learn more about this session, visit: 
  2. 2015 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting: The 2015 INS Annual Meeting will be held October 15-16 in Chicago, IL, a satellite of the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. The main meeting sessions will be held on October 16 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 230 South Columbus Drive.  A program of the annual meeting can be accessed here:


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