Title

New Neuroscience, Old Problems: Legal Implications of Brain Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

Despite a large and growing interest in applying brain science to the ends of justice, the implications of neuroscience for the law are still unclear. But unless discoveries about the brain radically change our conception of ourselves, they are unlikely to fundamentally alter legal doctrine. For most challenges the findings might raise to justice, equality, and liberty, the law has rich theoretical resources with which to address them. On the other hand, one can easily imagine substantial changes in particular doctrines.

Publication Citation

6 Cerebrum 81 (2004)

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