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Author Zeki, Semir
Title Law and the Brain
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2006
©2006
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- List of Contributors -- Introduction -- INTRODUCTORY ESSAYS -- 1. The neuroeconomic path of the law -- 2. How neuroscience might advance the law -- LAW, BIOLOGY, AND THE BRAIN -- 3. Law and the sources of morality -- 4. Law, evolution and the brain: applications and open questions -- 5. A neuroscientific approach to normative judgment in law and justice -- NEUROECONOMICS AND THE LAW -- 6. The brain and the law -- 7. Neuroeconomics -- DECISION MAKING AND EVIDENCE -- 8. A cognitive neuroscience framework for understanding causal reasoning and the law -- TRUTHFULNESS -- 9. A cognitive neurobiological account of deception: evidence from functional neuroimaging -- PROPERTY IN BIOLOGY AND THE BRAIN -- 10. The property 'instinct' -- CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PUNISHMENT -- 11. For the law, neuroscience changes nothing and everything -- 12. The frontal cortex and the criminal justice system -- 13. The emergence of consequential thought: evidence from neuroscience -- 14. Responsibility and punishment: whose mind? A response -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Applying our new found knowledge from neuroscience to the discipline of law seems a natural development - the making, considering, and enforcing of law of course rests on mental processes. However, there are real issues that the legal system will face as neurobiological studies continue to relentlessly probe the human mind. This volume represents the first serious attempt to address questions of law as reflecting brain activity, emphasizing that it is theorganization and functioning of the brain that determines how we enact and obey laws
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Link Print version: Zeki, Semir Law and the Brain Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2006 9780198570110
Subject Law -- Psychological aspects.;Cognitive neuroscience.;Neurosciences -- Social aspects.;Neurobehavioral disorders -- Law and legislation
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