Lecture: Neuroscience and the Law

October 17, 2015, 11am – 1pm, Chicago, as part of the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Jed S. Rakoff, JD, US District Court, Southern District of New York.

Neuroscience and the Law: Strange Bedfellows

Neuroscience is a hot topic with lawyers and judges, as recent advances in our understanding of the brain have raised important and unexpected implications for the development and application of legal principles. These implications, however, can sometimes be overstated, which presents a potential for abuse and warrants caution. Hear Senior U. S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation Project on Law and Neuroscience, explore the legal and ethical questions raised as neuroscience enters the courtroom and affects the judicial system.

Further details here.


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