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February 7, 2019
Jed S. Rakoff

Judge Jed S. Rakoff provides concluding remarks.

February 7, 2019
David Brody

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a rich area of research that is growing in public interest and increasing in funding due to the rising awareness of brain injuries related to military service and athletic activities. This module highlights the ways in which TBI may alter brain function.

February 7, 2019
Craig Stark

In this module, Dr. Craig Stark from the University of California, Irvine, discusses how memory is encoded in the brain, how memories can be manipulated, and why these topics are relevant to the courts. He addresses the following questions:

February 7, 2019
John VanMeter

This module provides a basic overview of how functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology works, what the data can tell a researcher, and what challenges those who seek to introduce fMRI data in court face.

February 7, 2019
Amanda Pustilnik

In this module, Amanda C. Pustilnik, professor of law at the University of Maryland, discusses approaches that judges could employ when evaluating emerging neurotechnology. She provides insight into the following questions:

  • What sort of framework can judges use in their approach to evaluating emerging neurotechnology?
  • Should there be specific standards for using neuroscience evidence?
  • What emerging technology do you foresee or predict lawyers will attempt to introduce as evidence in the near future?


February 7, 2019
Robert Kinscherff

This module introduces the neuroscientific evidence underpinning the differences between adolescent and adult brains and how this may inform legal decision-making. Dr. Robert Kinscherff, associate professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology and associate vice president for community engagement at William James College, talks about ways to gain a better understanding of how the brains of young adults differ from those of children and adults and how this affects young adult behavior.

February 7, 2019
David Thomas

In this module, Dr. David Thomas, founding member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Consortium, provides an overview of the neuroscience of pain and seeks to answer the following questions:

December 20, 2018
Mark A. Sherman, Robert Kinscherff

There are many disciplines and experiences that go into the successful supervision of justice-involved individuals. On this episode of Off Paper, the criminal justice podcast from the FJC, host Mark Sherman talks to an individual whose career weaves together many of those threads. Dr. Robert Kinscherff is a clinical forensic psychologist and attorney  with more than thirty years of experience in forensic mental health.

December 6, 2018
Daniel Pink, Michael Eric Siegel, Lori A. Murphy

Executive Edge is an audio podcast designed to bring cutting-edge thinking about public- and private-sector leadership to the attention of judiciary executives. Each episode includes a conversation with one or more thought leaders whose research and expertise are relevant to the work of executives in the federal courts.

Episode 4: An interview with Daniel Pink, bestselling author, contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired, and business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph.

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August 6, 2018
Amy Janes

Dr. Amy Janes, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, provides a general introduction to the brain networks affected by substance abuse disorders. The following questions are addressed:

  • What is addiction?
  • What is the reward circuit in the brain, and how is it affected by addiction?
  • What are the underlying brain mechanisms involved in tolerance, withdrawal, and the cycle of substance abuse?
  • How does the brain change with repeated substance abuse?



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