Neuroscience and the Law Panel

Please join us in DC on April 25th for a free panel discussion on neuroscience and the law. Co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Dana Foundation as part of their Neuroscience & Society series, this event is open to the public.

Research on the brain has shed new light on the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. These advances have not been lost on the legal system, where they raise serious issues for the law, from matters relating to the admissibility of evidence to decisions about criminal culpability. Speakers at this event will address what neuroscience can and cannot tell us about human behavior; the ways in which neuroscience is entering the courtroom; and the challenges this emerging knowledge poses for the trier of fact.

The panel includes Dana Alliance member Alan Leshner, CEO of AAAS and Executive Publisher of Science; Dana Foundation Board member Steven E. Hyman, Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Owen Jones, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University; and Honorable Barbara Rothstein, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia.

You can RSVP to the event here.

– Ann L. Whitman

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