Christopher Sundby

Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students

J.D. Student & Researcher

131 21st Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Neuroscience Graduate Program

Doctoral Candidate

465 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37232

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

2

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166

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“  I am a joint law and neuroscience JD/PhD candidate at Vanderbilt University. My current research, funded by a National Institute of Justice grant, employs cognitive neuroscience to evaluate the legal rules that govern the admission of evidence to see if they reflect the actual constraints of human perception, memory, and performance. The current rules of evidence are premised on untested psychological assumptions and “folklore” about how people perceive, remember, and process information. A better understanding of the validity of these assumptions will allow policy makers to balance the accuracy, legitimacy, and efficiency of the legal system, the stated goals of the Federal Rules of Evidence, resulting in a more just and efficient legal system. More broadly, I work to translate and explain the potential impact of existing neuroscience research to the broader legal community.  ”

Scholarly Papers (2)

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Term Limits and Turmoil: Roe v. Wade's Whiplash

Texas Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Mar 2019
Christopher Sundby and Suzanna Sherry
Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Supreme Court, Term Limits, Instability, Roe v. Wade

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The Neuroscience of Evidentiary Rules: The Case of the Present Sense Impression

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Jul 2019
Christopher Sundby
Vanderbilt University, Law School, Students
Downloads 9 (580,223)

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Law and Neuroscience, Evidence, Psychology, electroencephalography, present sense impression