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September 22, 2016


The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is pleased to announce the release of a new product, Law and Neuroscience: What, Why and Where to Begin. This brief, important tool will help inform the legal, policy, and justice advocacy communities about the ways in which law and neuroscience are intersecting, and potential applications for their work. 

In addition to providing a wealth of resources and information, the tool offers basic answers to common questions about neurolaw, such as: What new developments have emerged in the past decades that we should be aware of? What are neurolaw’s potential legal applications and limitations? What are the neuroscientific technologies, and how do they work? And, why should I care about this new field and how could it impact me? 

You can view and download Law and Neuroscience: What, Why and Where to Begin on the Network website here: /neurolawintro.pdf  

In conjunction with the release of the Network’s new product, Network Director Owen D. Jones also published an op-ed in the September 12 edition of the National Law Journal titled “Readying the Legal Community for More Neuroscientific Evidence: Understanding complex advances in neurolaw can aid the administration of justice.” 

The op-ed outlines the promise – and pitfalls – of the rapidly expanding field of neurolaw, and why it behooves legal practitioners to educate themselves about it. To read the op-ed, please click here and register for free to access.




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