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August 5, 2013

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. Frank Krueger, Morris Hoffman, Henrik Walter, & Jordan Grafman, An fMRI Investigation of the Effects of Belief in Free Will on Third-Party Punishment , Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci (2013). 
  2. Elizabeth Bennion, A Right to Remain Psychotic? A New Standard for Involuntary Treatment in Light of Current Science , Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (forthcoming 2013). 
  3. L. Casartelli & C. Chiamulera, Which Future for Neuroscience in Forensic Psychiatry: Theoretical Hurdles and Empirical Chances , 4 Front Psychiatry 74 (2013). 
  4. L. Casartelli & C. Chiamulera, Opportunities, Threats and Limitations of Neuroscience Data in Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation26(5) Curr Opin Psychiatry 468 (2013).                               

 B.  Conferences & Speaker Series  

  1. 2013 EANL Annual Meeting and Call for Abstracts: The European Association for Neuroscience and Law (EANL) will host its Annual Meeting from September 9-10, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. It is now also accepting abstracts for poster presentations.  Investigators at any career stage are encouraged to submit abstracts. Selections will be made based on content, available space and overall program balance. Abstracts have to be submitted in English and can be up to 500 words (including title, author names and affiliations and references if applicable).  The deadline is 11:59 p.m. CET on August 11, 2013. Please submit your abstract to roediger@iwe.uni‐
    To learn more about the Annual Meeting and call for abstracts, visit:
    To download the meeting program, click here:

C.  Other Developments

  1. Graduate Certificate in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience at UPenn: The Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a four-course Certificate program for graduate students from a number of fields, including law, on Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN).  The Certificate “offers a rigorous foundation in the neuroscience of human behavior for professional and graduate students in non-science fields who are currently matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania.” 
    To learn more about the Certificate, visit:
    To read the SCAN Press Release, visit:  
    To download the SCAN information packet, click here:

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Owen D. Jones
New York Alumni Chancellor's Chair in Law
Professor of Biological Sciences 
Director, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

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