The Brain and the Law
David Eagleman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action
Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law
Baylor College of Medicine
A public lecture in the Distinguished Scholars Series
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.
Live Webcast: http://research.vtc.vt.edu/live-webcast
A public reception will be held in the VTC Cafe at 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Michael J. Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute