In an SFI Community Lecture on June 4, 2013, in Santa Fe, neuroscientist David Eagleman described how most behaviors are driven by brain networks that we do not consciously control, and then explored why the legal system will eventually be forced to shift its emphasis from individual blameworthiness to analysis of likely future behavior.

Watch the video of the presentation (82 minutes, June 4, 2013)

Hear David Eagleman's interview on KSFR's Santa Fe Radio Cafe (May 29 2013)

Read the article about the lecture in the Albuquerque Journal (June 5, 2013)

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. He is a graduate of The Albuquerque Academy.

The 2013 SFI Community Lecture series is made possible by Los Alamos National Bank.

SFI's Community Lectures offer a window into the Institute's research to understand the common patterns in physical, computational, biological, and social complex systems that underlie the most profound issues facing science and society today.

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Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m., Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Reconceptualizing the Academic Enterprise: Arizona State University President Michael Crow explains why conventional interdisciplinary approaches might not be sufficient to address tomorrow’s challenges. He then suggests a reconceptualized academic enterprise that adapts to emerging complexities and enhances our ability to manage tomorrow’s challenges.

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