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Workshop: Action and Responsibility in law and neuroscience: an interdisciplinary perspective

October 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop organised by the Sense of Agency and Responsibility: integrating legal and neurocognitive accounts research grant.

This expert workshop will examine the contrasting ways in which science and law view decisions and actions.  Recent scientific research has clarified how the human brain makes decisions, and triggers actions.

How profoundly does this scientific picture depart from legal concepts of how people decide and act?  How should differences between legal and neuroscientific viewpoints be managed, and how should mechanistic scientific studies of human behaviour feed into wider society?

This half-day meeting brings together a group of leading scientific and legal thinkers, to debate these issues with academics and practitioners from psychiatry, psychology, law, neuroscience, and policy.

                          Dr Lisa Claydon, Open University
                          Professor Mike Gazzaniga, Sage Centre for the Study of the Mind, UCSB
                          Professor Patrick Haggard, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
                          Professor Nicola Lacey, LSE

                          Professor David Ormerod, QMUL
                          Professor Barry C Smith, SAS, UoL

Attendance is free, but numbers are limited.  To register, please email sciculture@sas.ac.uk


October 20, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Sense of Agency and Responsibility Research Grant


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