Law & Neuroscience Colloquium - 6 & 7 July 2009 at UCL

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Law & Neuroscience Colloquium - 6 & 7 July 2009 at UCL

Monday 6 & Tuesday 7 July 2009
Current Legal Issues (CLI) Colloquium
Law and Neuroscience

Venue: UCL Laws, Main Lecture Theatre
Time: 9am - 6.30pm
RSVP Essential
Fees: £30 - £160, depending on status.
Discounts available for UCL Alumni

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About this event
Neuroscience is a young field of biological research that is growing rapidly but has already produced many profound and beguiling discoveries about how the human brain works. Developments in the field are hard to predict, but it is expected from research that is already underway or being planned that our knowledge of brain functions will expand rapidly during the next few decades. Recent discoveries about the human brain are beginning to influence our legal system, increasing our understanding of actions that our laws regulate and of attitudes that our laws reflect. The way that we apply neuroscientific discoveries will have a major impact on the future of our legal system. With informed and cautious reform, our legal system could have more accurate predictions, more effective interventions, and less bias. Society could have less crime and fewer people in prisons. This colloquium explores developments in the field of Law and Neuroscience