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Michael Gazzaniga on Brains and Gavels

Posted by The Situationist Staff on August 8, 2009

Brains and Gavels

In the 66-minute video below, Carl Zimmer interviews Michael S. Gazzaniga, Professor of Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara & Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Law & Neuroscience Project. It’s worth watching.

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Here is the video’s table of contents provided by Bloggingheads:

Mike’s project to connect law with neuroscience (13:59)
Why normal people sometimes make horrible choices (07:54)
How to be morally responsible—and causally determined (11:49)
Becoming your future self (06:48)
Poverty as a neurotoxin (12:51)
Left-brain, right-brain, split-brain (11:28)

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To read a sample of related Situationist posts, see “Greely on Law and Neuroscience,” Jurors, Brain Imaging, and the Allure of Pretty Pictures,” “Neurolaw Sampler,” Law & the Brain,” “The Split Brain and the Interior Situation of Theories of the Self,” “Our Interior Situations – The Human Brain,”and Your Brain and Morality.”

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