LAW, ETHICS & RESPONSIBILITY

LINGUIST 212FS

Examines the intersection of law and neuroscience, including the use of neuroimaging to determine if a witness is telling the truth; the implications of neuroscience for determining the mental competency of defendants, the insanity defense, the imposition of punishment on defendants. Considers the extent to which recent advances in brain science cause us to reevaluate fundamental legal concepts of "intent," "insanity," and responsibility; the ways in which neuroscience may be applied to these and related issues; and the inherent limitations and incongruities of applying brain science to legal questions. Instructor: Newcity

Day / Time: 

WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Location: 

Languages 207

Instructor: 

Newcity, Michael

Section: 

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