Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Cognitive Neuroscience

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 120A or 120B. Designed for juniors/seniors. Critical examination of current and potential use of neuroimaging data in legal system as means to assess memories, truthfulness, culpability, and probability of future criminal behavior. Consideration of personal and societal consequences of use of cognitively enhancing drugs, memory dampening techniques, brain stimulation, and neural prostheses. Students debate range of current topics. P/NP or letter grading.

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Instructor
Jesse Rissman
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23W 21W 20Su 19F 18W

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