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Fundamentals of Neuroscience and the Law

Square Peg, Round Hole

Author(s): Erica Beecher-Monas

Book Description

What does neuroscience tell us about voluntary movement? Why is the definition of “volition” so different from that of the legal definition of “intent”? Why are courts dismissing medically accepted mental health diagnoses? How can we draft better laws that are more scientifically based? What can recent advances in neuroscience tell us about the way we apply the law? This volume provides groundbreaking insights into the areas of scientific evidence and the intersection of neuroscience and law, and is the product of a collaboration by two experts in their respective fields. It is a primer for all those interested in neurolaw.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4171-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4171-1
Date of Publication: 01/01/2020
Pages / Size: 415 / A5
Price: £76.99


Erica Beecher-Monas, LLD, JSD, received her MSc in Anatomy/Cell Biology from the University of Miami, and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law. She earned her LLM and JSD from Columbia University School of Law, and clerked for the Honorable William M. Hoeveler, US District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. She held faculty positions at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law School and Wayne State University School of Law, USA.

Edgar Garcia-Rill, PhD, earned his doctorate from McGill University, Canada, before conducting a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and has been continuously funded by Federal agencies for 40 years.