Neuroethics Symposium: The Truth About Lies

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The symposium will feature scientific leaders in the creation of the technology, legal scholars, and individuals who now actively commercialize this technology.

The Neuroscience Program, Center for Ethics Neuroethics Program, and the Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research (SPINR) are combining forces to hold a symposium on the intersection of neuroscience and law pertaining to the use of fMRI and other lie detection technologies in the courtroom.

Drs. Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and Biosciences at Stanford Law School, Daniel Langleben, a professor of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania and pioneer of using fMRI to detect lies, and Steven Laken, founder, president, and CEO of Cephos; a company that markets the use of fMRI for courtroom lie detection will be providing their expertise through a series of talks. Following the talks, Emory’s Carolyn Meltzer, Chair of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, will join the speakers answering questions from the audience during a panel discussion moderated by Julie Seaman from Emory Law School. 

Beforehand, you might want to check out this video by our Neuroethics Creative Team on Neuroscience in the Courtroom.

No registration required.


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  • Created By:Colly Mitchell
  • Created:05/01/2012
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