Neuroscience and the Law

Much of what we “know” from neuroscience research is not ready—yet—for use in the courtroom, argued panelists during a forum on Thursday in Washington, DC.

“We’re not at the stage where we can accuse or convict—or determine a sentence” using only brain data, said Steven Hyman, director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a Dana Foundation board member, during a Neuroscience and Society session at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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