Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future

18 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2017 Last revised: 21 Mar 2017

Owen D. Jones

Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences

Date Written: March 13, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Jones, Owen D., Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future (March 13, 2017). Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 48, 2017 (symposium issue); Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2932510

Owen D. Jones (Contact Author)

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Nashville, TN 37203-1181
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