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October 16, 2013

This message brings news about:
A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications
B) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings
C) Notices Received

A.  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications  

    1. Christian C. Ruff, Giuseppe Ugazio, & Ernst Fehr, Changing Social Norm Compliance With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation , Science (2013). 
    2. Michael S. Pardo & Dennis Patterson, Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience , Oxford University Press (2013). 
    3. David L. Faigman, John Monahan & Christopher Slobogin, Group to Individual (G2i) Inference in Scientific Expert Testimony , 81 U. Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014). 
    4. Theodore Y. Blumoff, When Nature and Nurture Collide:  Early Childhood Trauma, Adult Crime, and the Limits of Criminal Law , Carolina Academic Press (2013). 
    5. Brett Walker, When the Facts and the Law are Against You, Argue the Genes?: A Pragmatic Analysis of Genotyping Mitigation Defenses for Psychopathic Defendants in Death Penalty90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1779 (2013). 
    6. Kimberly Larson, Frank DiCataldo, & Robert Kinscherff, Miller v. Alabama: Implications for Forensic Mental Health Assessment at the Intersection of Social Science and the Law , 39 New Eng. J. on Crim. & Civ. Confinement 319 (2013). 
    7. Alex R. Piquero, Youth Matters: The Meaning of Miller for Theory, Research, and Policy Regarding Developmental/Life-Course Criminology , 39 New Eng. J. on Crim. & Civ. Confinement 347 (2013). 
    8. Deborah W. Denno, What Real-World Criminal Cases Tell Us About Genetics Evidence, 64 Hastings L.J. 1591 (2013). 
    9. Armando Freitas Da Rocha & Fábio T. Rocha, Free Will from the Neuroscience Point of View , Research on Artificial and Natural Intelligence (2013). 
    10. Taku Yokoyama & Taiki Takahashi, Mathematical Neurolaw of Crime and Punishment: The q-Exponential Punishment Function , 4 Applied Mathematics 1371 (2013). 
    11. Elizabeth Culotta, Brain Stimulation Sparks ‘Machiavellian’ Choices , Science (4 October 2013). 

B.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings  

    1. Panel Discussions: Brains on Trial with Alan Alda: Alan Alda moderated two panel discussions related to the recent PBS special Brains on Trial (  The first panel was held at MIT on September 17, 2013 with panelists including Robert Desimone, Joshua Greene, Nancy Kanwisher, Bea Luna, and Stephen J. Morse.  The second panel was held at Stanford University on October 3, 2013 with panelists Silvia Bunge, Hank Greely, Robert Sapolsky, and Anthony Wagner. 
      For more information about the MIT Panel Discussion, visit:        
      For more information about the Stanford Panel Discussion, visit:       

C.  Notices Received  

  1. From Our European Colleagues:

Notice: ALST project nominated for Innovating Justice Award – Online voting now open

The HiiL Team is pleased to announce that the ALST project , chaired by Professor Amedeo Santuousso , President European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies, University of Pavia, has been selected to participate in the HiiL Innovating Justice Award – Innovative Idea 2013.  

The aim of the ALST project is the creation of a multilingual database of cases and materials on the topic of neuroscience and law, in order to facilitate the cooperation and the research among the different systems, using a worldwide comprehensive (and multilingual) neuroscience database. This project includes scholars and universities from several countries, including UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, and Italy, and others continue to join.  

The proposed idea has the comparative advantage to offer to any lawyer/judge/member of parliament/citizen preliminary basic information (in English) on legal regulation existing in one of the countries joining the project, no matter the language of the query or the language of the retrieved material. No other existing legal database offers this kind of multilingual information.

Online voting has now started!  Please support the ALST project by submitting your vote .  Deadline for voting is October 18, 2013.    

   2.   From the Greenwall Foundation:

Notice: Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics -- Call for Applications

Funded by the Greenwall Foundation, the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. The program supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy. Each year three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to further develop their research program.
A letter of intent is due by November 1, 2013. Approximately 12 applicants will then be invited to submit a full application.  Letters of intent should be sent as file attachments to  Additional information about the application process is found 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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