Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future
18 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2017 Last revised: 24 May 2017
Date Written: March 13, 2017
This article surveys the past, present, and likely futures of the brain sciences – including particularly cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and behavioral genetics – as they intersect with law.
Based on a symposium keynote address, it discusses recent research findings in neurolaw (including those from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience) and the multiple ways in which brain sciences – despite some important limitations – can be useful to the development and progress of the legal system.
Keywords: law, cognitive sciences, neuroscience, brain, brain imaging, brain scan, neuroimaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, neurolaw, evolutionary biology, psychology, behavioral biology, behavioral genetics, behavior, evolutionary analysis in law, biology, behavioral economics
JEL Classification: K14, K40, K42
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