"The Future of Law and Neuroscience"
4/27/2013, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
"The Future of Law and Neuroscience" Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Conrad Chicago Hotel
Our rapidly growing understanding of the brain has implications for a wide variety of legal practices. Already, criminal law is seeing brain-based defenses, neuroimaging evidence has been integrated into brain injury litigation, and the science of decision making is being used to better understand juror behavior and negotiation. In light of these and many other exciting areas of neurolaw, the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, the American Bar Association, Vanderbilt Law School, and the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research are co-sponsoring a one day conference: The Future of Law and Neuroscience, to be held in Chicago, at The Conrad Chicago Hotel, on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The program will feature a law and neuroscience curriculum specifically designed for lawyers, and will draw on new research from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network.Topics to be covered include:
• An introduction to cognitive neuroscience, including brain imaging techniques, for lawyers
• Beuroscience and criminal justice
• Decision making
• The developing brain
• Memory and lie detection
Sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, the American Bar Association, Vanderbilt Law School, and the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research