Gerry Canavan

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Prefrontal Nudity

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Proponents of neurolaw say that neuroscientific evidence will have a large impact not only on questions of guilt and punishment but also on the detection of lies and hidden bias, and on the prediction of future criminal behavior. At the same time, skeptics fear that the use of brain-scanning technology as a kind of super mind-reading device will threaten our privacy and mental freedom, leading some to call for the legal system to respond with a new concept of “cognitive liberty.”

Via Metafilter, which also points us to a YouTube profile of our brave new Panopticon.

Written by gerrycanavan

March 11, 2007 at 2:05 pm

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