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Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Michael S. Pardo and Dennis Patterson


As neuroscientific technologies continue to develop and inform our understanding of the mind, the opportunities for applying neuroscience in legal proceedings have also increased. Cognitive neuroscientists have deepened our understanding of the complex relationship between the mind and the brain by using new techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). The inferences drawn from these findings and increasingly sophisticated technologies are being applied to debates and processes in the legal field, from lie detection in criminal trials to cri ... More

Keywords: neuroscientific technologies, mind, brain, fMRI, EEG, legal proceedings, legal doctrines, empirical issues, policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199812134
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael S. Pardo, author
The University of Alabama School of Law

Dennis Patterson, author
Rutgers University School of Law - Camden