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Law and Neuroscience, Second Edition

Owen D. Jones, Jeffrey D. Schall, Francis X. Shen


  • ISBN: 9781543801095

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    Publication Date: 9/15/2020
    Copyright Year: 2021
    Pages: 1,004
    Connected eBook + Print Book: 9781543801095
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    Francis X. Shen

    Dr. Francis X. Shen is a McKnight Land-Grant Professor and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, and he also serves as Executive Director of Education and Outreach for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Previous to Minnesota, he taught at Tulane Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, and Harvard University. During graduate school he was a doctoral fellow in the Harvard University Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy, supported by the National Science Foundation. From 2007-09, he was a teaching fellow, lecturer, and assistant director of undergraduate studies in the Harvard Department of Government and received five Certificates of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching from Harvard's Derek Bok Center. Dr. Shen conducts empirical and legal research at the intersection of law and neuroscience, exploring the implications of cognitive neuroscience for criminal law, tort, and legislation in the United States. Additional research areas of focus are criminal law and crime policy, and education law and policy. Dr. Shen’s research has been published in a variety of outlets in law, political science, psychology, and education. He has co-authored two books, The Education Mayor (Georgetown, 2007) and The Casualty Gap (Oxford, 2010).

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    Jeffrey D. Schall

    Jeffrey D. Schall is the E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University where he joined the faculty in 1989 after earning a Ph.D. in Anatomy at the University of Utah followed by postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Schall's research aims to understand how the brain guides and controls actions by monitoring the signals in the frontal lobe during performance of visual search and countermanding tasks. His current work is addressing these questions: How does the brain choose where to look? How does the brain produce attention and awareness? How does the brain control whether and when to produce a movement? How does the brain know when it makes a mistake? His research accomplishments have been recognized by awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, and the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of the Association of Psychological Science. Schall’s interests in the implications of his research led to participation in the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project.

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    Owen D. Jones

    Owen D. Jones holds the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law at Vanderbilt University, where he is also a Professor of Biological Sciences. His work bridges law, biology, and behavior. His scholarship deepens understandings of behaviors that law aims to regulate by integrating social science and life science perspectives. Professor Jones’ work, both empirical and theoretical, is published in scientific as well as legal venues. He uses brain-imaging (fMRI), behavioral biology and behavioral economics to learn more about how the brain's varied operations affect behaviors relevant to law. Most recently, he co-discovered with colleagues at Vanderbilt the brain activity underlying decisions of whether to punish someone and, if so, how much. Professor Jones recently secured three grants from the MacArthur Foundation, totaling over five million dollars, to design, create and direct a new national Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Before joining the legal academy, he clerked for Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and practiced law with the D.C. law firm Covington & Burling.

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