Neuroscience’s Growing Role in the Courtroom
Neuroscience and psychology have long played an important role in legal proceedings. Whether used to determine culpability of a defendant or to identify likely motives, understanding how the mind works is essential in trial settings. To help jurists better understand new and fast-growing branches of neuroscience, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Dana Foundation recently hosted a conference designed to give a better understanding of these issues and how to apply them in courts.
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