Dr. Eagleman is the co-director of the Center for Science and Law, which studies how new discoveries in neuroscience should navigate the way we make laws, punish criminals, and develop rehabilitation. The project brings together a unique collaboration of neurobiologists, legal scholars, and policy makers, with the goal of building modern, evidence-based policy.

The AtlanticFor more about our neurolaw research, watch the videos below, listen to an interview on Terry Gross' Fresh Air, or check into some of these articles:

  • Eagleman DM, Isgur S (2012). Defining a neurocompatibility index for systems of law. In Law of the Future, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law. 1(2012):161-172.
  • Bumann B, Eagleman DM (2012). Intuitions of blameworthiness as a heuristic that evaluates the probability of the offender committing future antisocial acts. Thurgood Marshall Law Review. 36(2):129-155.
  • Eagleman DM (2011). The Brain on Trial. The Atlantic. July 2011.
  • Eagleman DM (2011). Turning our minds to the law. The Telegraph. Apr 5, 2011.
  • Eagleman DM, Correro MA, Singh J (2010). Why neuroscience matters for a rational drug policy. Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology
  • Eagleman DM (2008). Neuroscience and the Law. Houston Lawyer. 16(6): 36-40.

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 A talk on neurolaw at the RSA in London

 A short interview on about the main issues in neurolaw