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NeuroLaw - Open University, 19-20 July 2018

Law and the cognitive sciences

20-40 years

  • auditory-visual localisation (EOG) + behavioural response


Sleep and memory

Fear and anxiety

"The selective disruption of spatial working memory by eye movements"

Serotonin, sleep and mental disorder

Rightward shift in spatial awareness with declining alertness.

Shallice, T., & Cipolotti, L. (2018). The Prefrontal Cortex and Neurological Impairments of Active Thought. Annu Rev Psychol, 69, 157-180.

“Thirty-five years ago they had only heuristic accounts that explained biases and errors, and so the domain appeared to be an excellent test case for cognitive science. There are now 12 sorts of theories of syllogisms and monadic inferences, and so skeptics may well conclude that cognitive science has failed.”

hogan smith

"The Future of Cognitive Neuroscience? Reverse Inference in Focus"

Three Research Strategies of Neuroscience and the Future of Legal Imaging Evidence.

  • Cognitive Subtraction
  • Data-driven
  • Brain manipulation

  • Lesion study

  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Transcranial magnetic
  • Optogenetics
  • Ultrasound
  • TI

Poldrack, R. A., & Yarkoni, T. (2016). From Brain Maps to Cognitive Ontologies: Informatics and the Search for Mental Structure. Annu Rev Psychol, 67, 587-612.

sleep as an exploratory model of neuroscience

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