Law and Neuroscience
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd Edition, 2015)
18 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015
Date Written: May 16, 2015
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
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