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The Brain and the Law

  • When November 12 , 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Who David Eagleman, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action; Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

  • Where Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke
    2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Emerging questions at the interface of law and neuroscience challenge notions at the heart of our criminal justice system. Are all brains really created equal? Is mass incarceration the most fruitful method to deal with juveniles, people with mental illness, and those addicted to drugs? Can novel technologies such as real-time brain imaging be leveraged for new methods of rehabilitation? Dr. Eagleman will discuss these issues and others, such as why the legal system will eventually be forced to shift its emphasis from blameworthiness to a forward-thinking analysis of future behavior.

A public reception will precede this event in the VTC Cafe at 5 p.m.

David Eagleman, PhD

David Eagleman, PhD

Additional details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2013, or send an e-mail.

Map and parking

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