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September 29, 2014

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. New Book AvailableAge of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence: Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University and member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, has authored a book titled Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence
    To read more about this new book, click here
    To read a recent review of the book, click here
  2. Carl E. Fisher, David L. Faigman, & Paul S. Appelbaum, Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law , U. Miami L. Rev. (2014). 
  3. Dennis Patterson, Legal Dimensions of Neural Antecedents to Voluntary Action , Cognitive Neuroscience (2014). 
  4. Nicholas Scurich & Adam Shniderman, The Selective Allure of Neuroscientific Explanations , 9(9) PLoS ONE 1 (2014). 
  5. Marybeth Herald, Your Brain and Law School: A Context and Practice Book , Carolina Academic Press (2014). Introduction on SSRN here
  6. Sebastian Mohnke, Sabine Muller, Till Amelung, Tillmann H.C. Kruger, Jorge Ponseti, Boris Schiffer, Martin Walter, Klaus M. Beier, & Henrik Walter, Brain Alterations in Paedophilia: A Critical Review , Prog Neurobiol. (2014). 
  7. Kelsey B. Shust, Extending Sentencing Mitigation for Deserving Young Adults , 104(3) Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 667 (2014). 
  8. Jan-Christoph Bublitz, My Mind is Mine!? Cognitive Liberty as a Legal Concept, in Cognitive Enhancement, Springer, Elisabeth Hildt & Andreas Francke, eds. (2013). 
  9. Elizabeth Shaw, Cognitive Enhancement and Criminal Behavior , in Cognitive Enhancement, Springer, Elisabeth Hildt & Andreas Francke, eds. (2013). 
  10. John Danaher, Enhanced Control and Criminal Responsibility , in Cognitive Enhancement, Springer, Elisabeth Hildt & Andreas Francke, eds. (2013). 
  11. Gregor Noll, Weaponising Neuroscience: International Humanitarian Law and the Loss of Language , 2(2) London Review of International Law 201 (2014). 
  12. Deborah M. Hussey Freeland, Law & Science: Toward a Unified Field , Connecticut L. Rev. (2014).  
  13. Erica Rachel Goldberg, Emotional Duties , Connecticut L. Rev. (2014). 
  14. Jillian M Ware, Jessica L Jones, & N. J. Schweitzer, Neuroimagery and the Jury , 26 The Jury Expert 1 (2014). 
  15. Mark N. Gasson & Bert-Jaap Koops, Attacking Human Implants: A New Generation of Cybercrime , 5(2) Law, Innovation and Technology 248 (2013). 
  16. Roberto Scarciglia, Dynamic Reflections on Constitutional Justice , 5 Beijing Law Review 130 (2014).

B.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings  

  1. The Case for Delayed Adulthood: Larry Steinberg published his latest New York       Times op-ed titled “The Case for Delayed Adulthood” which argues that       “[p]rolonged adolescence, in the right circumstances, is actually a good       thing, for it fosters novelty-seeking and the acquisition of new       skills.”  To read the full piece, visit:  
  2. Brain Injury Law Firm Highlighted: De Caro and Kaplen L.L.P. was recently featured as       “one of the nation’s top practices in the area of brain injury       law…”  To read more about Shana DeCaro and Michael Kaplen, visit:  

C.  Conferences & Speaker Series

  1. NeuroLaw Workshop: The Inter-university Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, a joint conference between The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, The University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney, will include a workshop on NeuroLaw on September 30, 2014. 
    To learn more about the conference, visit:
    To learn more about the NeuroLaw Workshop, see page 3 of this PDF:
  2. Free Will: What Can Physiology Explain?  The MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior and the Boston Society for Neurology and Psychiatry will co-sponsor an event exploring how human motor control informs our understanding of free will ​on Thursday, October 2.  Mark Hallett, MD, Senior Investigator in the Human Motor Control Division at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will present his research on the physiology of human voluntary movement and its pathophysiology in disordered voluntary movement and involuntary movement.  To read more about this event, visit:
  3. The Mind & the Law: This Fall, The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is hosting a series of seven public lectures at the University of Arizona on “The Mind & the Law.”  To learn more about this lecture series, visit:


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