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Neuro-Interventions and The Law

In five weeks (Sep 12-14) Atlanta will be home to an international neurolaw conference. See the program for a description of the “neuro-interventions” theme, headlined speakers, panel topics, and abstracts for talks and posters. Registration is free via Eventbrite, and

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Where can I study Neurolaw?

Suppose I wanted to study neurolaw. Who would I talk to? What university might I go to? Here’s a back of the envelope list sorted in alphabetical order: Duke University, Nita Farahany Georgia State University, Nicole Vincent Macquarie University (Australia),

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Neuroethics Topics

I’m teaching a course in Neuroethics in Spring 2015, and below is a bucket list of topics: overview of neuroethics overview of neuroscience ethics of neuroscience vs neuroscience of ethics the construction of neuroimages genetic and environmental influences love and

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Reading Vincent

My Ph.D. student Stephanie Hare – a.k.a. @neuroSteph on twitter – is every kind of awesome. Steph’s awesome for many reasons, but what prompted this particular instance of my gushing of praise is that, despite having lots on her plate

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On “attending to”, “implementing”, and embodied/extended cognition

It’s two months since Professor Goldberg’s reply to my reply to a section of a section of Dennis Patterson and Michael Pardo’s awesome new book about the conceptual foundations of law and neuroscience. Time flies, and tomorrow I’ll see Dennis

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Enhancement: the new “normal”?

Ordinary people like students, professionals, and video game players are increasingly using technology to boost their memory, wakefulness, attention, reflexes, and clarity of thought. Cognitive enhancers range from regulated medications like Ritalin, modafinil, and donepezil, to unregulated devices that stimulate

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RECIPE: Breakfast Pancakes (low-carb)

INGREDIENTS • 3 heaped Tbsp psyllium husks • 1 heaped Tbsp ground chia seeds • 1 heaped Tbsp soy protein powder • 1 heaped Tbsp coconut flour • 2 flat tsp baking powder • generous pinch of salt • sweetener

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Cognitive Enhancement and Academic Dishonesty

At Duke University students who engage in “the unauthorized use of prescription medication to enhance academic performance” breach the university’s policy on academic honesty. Wow! Really? This is not a recent development, but I only just learned about it from

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RECIPE: Ginger and Sesame Dressing

I use this dressing over tofu (fried or fresh), chicken (thighs with skin on, fried, then cut into strips), beef (prepare like chicken), or fish (steamed in a bamboo steamer). Here’s one idea: Steamed green vegies (e.g. snow peas, broccholi,

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Updated neurolaw course syllabus

My graduate seminar in neurolaw at GSU is up and running, and I’m stoked to have 14 brilliant MA and PhD students – and even one undergraduate student – enrolled from the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. One of

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