17 Fraudulent mind reading, sleight-of-hand illusions and con artistry—not exactly what you would expect to find at the world’s largest forum for brain scientists, Neuroscience 2009. But among its myriad presentations of cutting-edge research, the 39th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience features a different take on perception and memory as three renowned magicians present “Magic, the Brain and the Mind.” Workshops, posters and lectures will put a more serious face on the science, exploring the nervous system from every possible angle.
26 When we send criminals to prison, it is partly to punish them. But if a brain scan were to reveal faulty emotional circuitry at the root of their misdeeds, should that change the way we treat them in court? At Law and Neuroscience: Our Growing Understanding of the Human Brain and Its Impact on Our Legal System, international researchers will explore how neuroscience influences legal practice in Europe.
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