Getting Brainy: A Month of Law & Neuro
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to guest blog on Concurring Opinions!
This month, I’ll be blogging about everything neuro – looking at the intersections of neuroscience and brain imaging in criminal law, mental health/disability, and tort; reviewing US and foreign uses of neuroscience in courtrooms; and engaging with some of the most interesting recent scholarship in law & neuroscience.
The developments in these areas are very exciting but these posts will not necessarily be “neuro-positivist”; my purpose is to contextualize and explore, not (or not just!) to promote or endorse the “neuro turn” in legal scholarship.
Readers: What areas of law & neuro are you most interested in engaging with here? Neuroethics/behavioral morality? Juvenile justice? Criminal theory? Decision-making and behavior? I look forward to hearing from you.
If you want to get a jump on the topic, I recommend two excellent blogs and an eJournal: Law & Biosciences, written and curated by Hank Greely, Mark Lemley, and Nita Farahany; Neuroethics & Law, by Adam Kolber, and the SSRN Law & Neuroscience eJournal, co-edited by Oliver Goodenough and me.