Upcoming events at the Barnett Institute:
2012 Francine and Michael Saferstein Memorial Lectures
Speaker: Dr. Judith Edersheim, Co-Director of the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, Massachusetts General Hospital
Reception: 3:30 - 4:00 PM, Raytheon Amphitheater, 240 Egan
Lecture: 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Raytheon Amphitheater, 240 Egan
Neuroscience is advancing with great speed, and changing our basic assumptions about how the brain constitutes the mind. Nascent neuroscientific findings about how people exercise self control, how they form intentions and how they make moral decisions are emerging into the realm of criminal law. Will neuroimaging allow us to predict dangerous human behavior; and if so, will it change fundamental concepts of free will and personal responsibility? Will new discoveries in the field of behavioral genetics be relevant to determining the causes and treatment of violent behavior? Will advancements in neuroimaging technologies allow us to develop non-coercive methods of detecting deception that remain within the boundaries of U.S.Constitutional and International Law?