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November 20, 2014

This message brings news about:

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications
B) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings
C) Conferences & Speaker Series
D) Faculty Positions


A.  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications  

  1. Joshua W. Buckholtz & David L. Faigman, Promises, Promises for Neuroscience and Law , 24(18) Current Biology (2014). 
  2. Kim Taylor-Thompson, Minority Rule: Redefining the Age of Criminality , 38 N.Y.U. Rev. Law & Social Change 143 (2014). 
  3. Owen D. Jones, Why Behavioral Economics Isn't Better, and How it Could Be , in Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics, J. Teitelbaum & K. Zeiler eds, (forthcoming 2015).  
  4. William A. Woodruff, Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulness , 16 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 105 (2014). 
  5. Elizabeth Shaw, Direct Brain Interventions and Responsibility Enhancement , 8(1) Crim Law and Philos 1 (2014). 
  6. Nicole A. Vincent, Restoring Responsibility: Promoting Justice, Therapy and Reform Through Direct Brain Interventions , 8(1) Crim Law and Philos 21 (2014). 
  7. Jan Christoph Bublitz & Reinhard Merkel, Crimes Against Minds: On Mental Manipulations, Harms and a Human Right to Mental Self-Determination , 8(1) Crim Law and Philos 51 (2014). 
  8. Melissa Hamilton, The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies , 26 Stanford Law & Policy Review (forthcoming 2015).

B.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings

  1. Network Member Marcus Raichle featured by NSF:  Kavli Prize winner and Research Network Member Marcus Raichle was recently featured in a National Science Foundation news piece titled, “What happens to your brain when your mind is at rest?” To read the entire piece on Dr. Raichle’s work, visit:       
  2. Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Winners:  Congratulations to Stephen J. Morse and Laurence Steinberg, recent winners of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.  Morse and Steinberg are both members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, and       this award is given to current or former academic faculty members who have inspired their former students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large.” 

C.  Conferences & Speaker Series

  1. Juvenile Justice & the Adolescent Brain: Is Healthy Neurodevelopment a Civil Right? On March 12, 2015, the MGH Center for Law Brain & Behavior will be hosting a public symposium bringing together scientists, clinicians, and legal experts to discuss juvenile justice and the adolescent brain.  To learn more, visit:
  2. Center for Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series: The current speaker schedule of upcoming talks hosted by the University of Pennsylvania CNS can be accessed here:

D.  Faculty Positions  

  1. Faculty Position:  The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant       Professor with fMRI expertise to begin August 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in psychology or related field, record of achievement in scholarship, potential to contribute to teaching and engagement mission, and expertise in brain imaging with fMRI. For more information visit: and       
  2. Neuroethics Position: The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, College of       Human Medicine, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, seeks candidates for a tenure-system academic-year assistant professor position in bioethics, with specific expertise in Neuroethics. The position will be available August 2015.  Review of applications will begin December 2014 and continue until the position is filled. For more information visit:       and


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