Archive for ‘Neuroscience’

20/04/2012

Neuroscientific approach to third party punishment.

Recenty, via Vanderbilt University research news site, some news about neuroscientifical approach to the third part punishment issue was published. As we can read:

In a paper published online on April 15 by the journal Nature Neuroscience, a pair of neuroscientists from Vanderbilt and Harvard universities has proposed the first neurobiological model for third-party punishment. It outlines a collection of potential cognitive and brain processes that evolutionary pressures could have re-purposed to make this behavior possible.

The whole news along with the link to the paper is here.

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18/02/2012

Controversies about personal responsibility

Today we propose a debate concerning neuro-perspective in criminal law and the problem of predetermining one’s actions, according to criminal events and responsibility for one’s actions. David Eagleman text entitled Breivik’sBrain offers some discussion on this topic connected with rather recent events in Norway. We are encouraging to join the discussion about main theme of this short and popular article which can be summarized in one sentence: Does the progress in neuroscience will provide us the framework that will banish personal responsibility from the law?

More general discussion:

Does Neuroscience refute Free Will?

Neuroscience and Personal Responsibility(Summary of a conference).

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16/02/2012

Royal Society report on Neuroscience and the Law

As a reading for today we suggest the Royal Society report on Neuroscience and The Law. Report seems to have very introductory character and it’s main theme is to deal with some legal issues using the concepts and methodology known from neuroscience.  The report is a part of the “Neuroscience and the…” series from the Royal Society as a part of Brain Waves project. Prievous parts are aviable from Royal Society Brain Waves Project website

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The Report can be obtained in several formats, Kindle and .epub files are zipped:

PDF

KINDLE

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13/02/2012

Patricia Churchland: Neuromorality

Discussion with Patricia Churchland:

Why are humans moral? Patricia Churchland, author of “Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality,” is here to explain how humans evolved to be moral beings. How did we go from the attachment and bonding between parent and child to the sophisticated moral landscape we have today? Churchland believes a big part of the answer is in the evolution of the mammalian brain.

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12/02/2012

About the bibliography once again. Stanford Technology Law Review.

Stanford Technology Law Review provides articles and surveys connected with the intersection of legal analysis and new technologies. As we can read is brief description:

The Stanford Technology Law Review (STLR) strives to present well-rounded analyses of the legal, business, and policy issues that arise at the intersection of intellectual property law, science and technology, and industry. STLR publishes exclusively online, providing timely coverage of emerging issues to its readership base of legal academics and practitioners.

Site of the Review provides submission details, database of papers and information about current events.

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09/02/2012

About the Bibliography

We would like to inform that the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience maintains bibliography where one can find over 700 books, articles, reviews, chapters, edited volumes concerning the intersection of law and neuroscience.

Here you can find more information:

http://www.lawneuro.org/bibliography.php

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30/01/2012

Neurolaw & Neuropolitics

A discussion with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Dartmouth College), Nita Farahany (Vanderbilt University), Sheril Kirshenbaum (Duke Universty), and Lawrence Krauss (Arizona State University).
Moderated by TSN Director Roger Bingham

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30/12/2011

Office Hours with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong on Neuroscience in the Law

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28/12/2011

Brain Research at Stanford: The Law

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29/11/2011

Dr. Nita Farahany – Law, Behavioral Genetics & Neuroscience

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