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October 7, 2013

This message brings news about:
A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications
B) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings
C) Conferences & Speaker Series
D) Other Developments

A. Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications  

    1. Owen D. Jones, Anthony D. Wagner, David L. Faigman & Marcus E. Raichle, Neuroscientists in Court , 14 Nature Reviews Neuroscience 730 (2013). 
    2. Joyce W. Lacy & Craig E. L. Stark, The Neuroscience of Memory: Implications for the Courtroom, 14 Nature Reviews Neuroscience 649 (2013). 
    3. David J. Nutt, Leslie A. King, & David E. Nichols,  Effects of Schedule I Drug Laws on Neuroscience Research and Treatment Innovation , 14 Nature Reviews Neuroscience 577 (2013). 
    4. Adolf Tobeña, The Wicked in Court: A Neuroscientific Primer , 1299 Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1 (2013).                
    5. Steven Penney, Irresistible Impulse and the Mental Disorder Defence: The Criminal Code, the Charter, and the Neuroscience of Control , 30(2) Criminal Law Quarterly (2013).    
    6. Liza J. M. Cornet, Catharina H. de Kogel, Henk L. I. Nijman, Adrian Raine, & Pater H. van der Laan, Neurobiological Factors  as Predictors of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapty Outcome in Individuals       With Antisocial Behavior: A Review of the Literature ,  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (2013).                           

B.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings  

    1. Neuroethics Hires: Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia is  creating a new interdisciplinary Neuroethics Program, a cooperative  venture of the Department of Philosophythe Neuroscience Institute, the Department  of Psychology, and the College of Law. As part of the University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), the  Neuroethics Program includes three new open-rank tenured/tenure-track hires, new PhD Fellowships, and a Concentration in Neuroethics in the PhD  programs in Neuroscience and in Psychology. Nicole Vincent has been hired as Associate Professor in Philosophy, Law, and Neuroscience for one of these positions. Searches for the other two positions are ongoing.  For more information, visit:     

C.  Conferences & Speaker Series  

    1. Neuroscience, Ethics and Law: New Challenges for Human Identity, Freedom and Responsibility: This workshop will be held on November 6-7, 2013 on the premises of the Brocher Foundation (Route d'Hermance 471, 1248 Hermance, Switzerland) and aims to discuss the novel issues raised by neuroscientific knowledge and technologies from an interdisciplinary perspective. There is a limited number of places for this event.  Participants will be selected on a first-come first-served basis. For registration please send a mail to:
      For a program of speakers, visit: /_resources/pdf/FlyerWorkshopBrocher.pdf
      For more information, visit: 

D.  Other Developments  

  1. Vanderbilt Welcomes Christopher Sundby to the J.D./Ph.D. in Law & Neuroscience:  Vanderbilt University welcomes Christopher Sundby as the newest J.D./Ph.D. candidate in Law & Neuroscience. Christopher is a 2012 graduate of Oberlin College and has been named the John W. Wade Scholar. He expects to complete both his J.D. and Ph.D., which are awarded separately, in approximately seven years, and he ultimately hopes to be active in research in both fields while teaching law and neuroscience. To read more about Christopher Sundby, visit:


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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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