June 04, 2013
James A. Little Theater
The Brain and the Law: How Neuroscience Will Shift Blameworthiness
Insights from neuroscience are challenging long-held assumptions at the core of our criminal justice system. Are all brains really created equal? Is mass incarceration the most fruitful method of dealing with juveniles, the mentally ill, and the drug-addicted? Do emerging technologies such as real-time brain imaging offer new methods of rehabilitation? David Eagleman explains how most behaviors are driven by brain networks that we do not consciously control, and why the legal system will eventually be forced to shift its emphasis from individual blameworthiness to analysis of likely future behavior.
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law.
Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank
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Purpose: Community Event
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson
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