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Law and Neuroscience

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd Edition, 2015)

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-24

18 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015  

Owen D. Jones

Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences

Matthew R. Ginther

Court of Federal Claims - Office of Special Masters

Date Written: May 16, 2015

Abstract

This encyclopedia entry discusses how the intersection of perennial legal questions and new neuroscientific advances has fueled the emergence of a new field: Law & Neuroscience. It provides an overview of issues, discussing both the promise and the limitations.

Keywords: law and neuroscience, psychology, neurolaw, criminal responsibility, tort liability, evidence, brain, memory, injury, emotion, lie detection, judging, psychopathy, fMRI, EEG, decision making, neuroethics, punishment, sentencing

JEL Classification: K13, K14, K40, K42

Suggested Citation

Jones, Owen D. and Ginther, Matthew R., Law and Neuroscience (May 16, 2015). International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd Edition, 2015); Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2661522

Owen D. Jones (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences ( email )

131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.vanderbilt.edu/bio/owen-jones

Matthew R. Ginther

Court of Federal Claims - Office of Special Masters ( email )

717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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