Brain Scans

The coming battle over brain scans in the courtroom

Michael Cook | 21 September 2013 |
tags: brain scans, neuroethics, neuroscience
The possibility of reading minds with brain scans is creating fierce controversy among legal scholars

Evil is all in the brain. Or is it?

Michael Cook | 07 February 2013 |
tags: brain scans, determinism, evil, genetics
After 3000 years of speculation, a German neurologist has finally located the source of evil. Well, at least Das Bild says he has. Gerhard Roth showed the tabloid images of the offending portion of the brain. It is an 'evil patch' in the brain's central lobe which shows up as a dark mass on X-rays, he says.

Brain scans could replace SATs in 20 years

Jared Yee | 26 May 2012 |
tags: brain scans, research, US
By 2032, students' brain characteristics could be the deciding factor in whether they get into the college of their dreams, researcher Prof Richard Heier, of the University of California Irvine, says.

Italian murderer’s sentence reduced after brain scans

Michael Cook | 23 September 2011 |
tags: brain scans, criminal activity, Italy
For the second time in two years an Italian court has reduced the sentence of a convicted murderer because of abnormal brain scans.

Child brain scans to identify future criminals

Jared Yee | 05 March 2011 |
tags: brain scans, neuroscience
The seeds of criminal and antisocial behaviour can be detected in children as young as three by using tests and brain imaging, a leading criminologist has claimed.

Brain scan fails legal test in Tennessee

Michael Cook | 11 June 2010 |
tags: brain scans, fMRI, lie detection
But judge does not rule it out as a possibility

Brain scan evidence dismissed in New York court

Michael Cook | 07 May 2010 |
tags: brain scans, fMRI
But lawyers keep on trying to use the technology to determine whether people are telling the truth

Brain scan studies questioned

Michael Cook | 20 March 2010 |
tags: brain scans, fMRI
Reliability still in doubt

Brain scans used as evidence in US murder sentencing

Jared Yee | 28 November 2009 |
tags: brain scans, neuroethics
Illinois convict’s brain disorder affects sentencing process
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