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Court Review, Volume 50, Issue 2 (2014)


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The articles in this special issue of Court Review provide the reader with a broad introduction to the emerging field of Law and Neuroscience. Many of these articles are specifically adapted and updated from previous publications for Court Review readers; others were written specifically for this issue. The special issue begins with an overview article by professors Owen Jones, Joshua Buckholtz, Jeffrey Schall, and René Marois—whose collective expertise spans law, biology, psychology, and neuroscience—surveying the ways in which brain science has been, and continues to be, integrated into law. The next article, by law professor David Faigman, places attention on one of the most difficult challenges inherent in neurolaw: what can the legal system reasonably infer about individuals before the court from group-based neuroscience data?