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Law and Neuroscience

Owen Jones, Jeffrey Schall, Francis Shen


  • ISBN: 9781454813323

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  • Description
    The implications for law of new neuroscientific techniques and findings are now among the hottest topics in legal, academic, and media venues. Law and Neuroscience – a collaboration of professors in law, neuroscience, and biology – is the first coursebook to chart this new territory, providing the world’s most comprehensive collection of neurolaw materials.
    • Designed from the ground up with extensive e-capability in mind, with each e-chapter extensively linked to outside sources.
    • Technical subjects explained in an accessible and user-friendly manner.
    • Extensive glossary of key terms.
    • Covers highly current material; 60% of cases and publications included were published since 2008
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    Published 06/04/2014
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    Summary of Contents




    Part I. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Law and Neuroscience: An Overview of the Issues    

    Chapter 2. Individuals: The Case of the Murdering Brain               

    Chapter 3. Groups: The Case of the Adolescent Brain     

    Part II. Brain, Behavior, and Responsibility

    Chapter 4. Relationships of Law, Science, and Behavior 

    Chapter 5. Behavior and Responsibility: Views from Law and Neuroscience         

    Chapter 6. Neuroscience in the Courtroom: Assessing Scientific Evidence             

    Part III. Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience

    Chapter 7. Brain Structure and Brain Function    

    Chapter 8. Brain Monitoring and Manipulation  

    Chapter 9. Limits and Cautions  

    Part IV. Core Themes in Law and Neuroscience

    IV.A. The Injured Brain

    Chapter 10. Brain Death

    Chapter 11. Brain Injury

    Chapter 12. Pain and Distress

    IV.B. The Thinking and Feeling Brain

    Chapter 13. Memory

    Chapter 14. Emotions

    Chapter 15. Lie Detection

    Chapter 16. Judging

    IV.C. The Developing and Addicted Brain

    Chapter 17. Adolescent Brains

    Chapter 18. Addicted Brains

    Part V. The Future

    Chapter 19. Cognitive Enhancement

    Chapter 20. Brain-Machine Interface and Law

    Chapter 21. Artificial Intelligence and Law

    Appendix: How to Read a Brain Imaging Study

    Table of Cases