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The Impact of Neuroscience on Our Sense of Justice


If discoveries in neuroscience give us new insights into human behavior, including criminal behavior, will it change our perceptions of criminal responsibility? If so, do we need to rethink our concept of punishment? University of California-Santa Barbara professor Michael Gazzaniga discuss the impact of neuroscience and the legal system. Gazzaniga also explores how advances in neuroscience will drive this debate in the decade ahead.

Credit: National Science Foundation and Discover magazine

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