[Comp-neuro] Call for applications: ESF-COST conference on 'Law and Neuroscience'

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Call for applications
Closing date: 16 July 2009

The European Science Foundation and COST invite applications to a research conference on
Law and Neuroscience: our growing understanding of the human brain and its impact on the legal system
26-31 October 2009 - Hotel Villa del Mare, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

The meeting will bring together neuroscientists, social scientists, researchers in socio-legal studies and legal practitioners, to explore how advances in neuroscience are affecting the legal system/practice. Its aims are to move beyond speculation by focusing on empirical cases and research, and make some realistic evaluations of the potential developments at the intersection of neuroscience and law.

Conference topics will include:
* legal and societal impact of recent neurobiological research on aggression, impulsivity and anti social conduct;
* impact of brain imaging technologies on the criminal justice system;
* impact of neuroscience on criminal responsibility, sentencing and punishment;
* evidence from current cases in criminal and civil law on the impact of neuroscience on witness credibility and the rules of evidence;
* problems, possibilities and perils of neuroscience based lie detection;
* implications of use of neuroscience for screening, risk prediction and preventive interventions;
* challenges to law and regulation in Europe posed by the neurosciences.

A number of grants are available to support the attendance and travel of young researchers.

If you interested to attend, please submit an application form via the conference website:
ESF Research Conferences
European Science Foundation | 149 avenue Louise, Box 14 | B-1050 Brussels
Tel.: +32 (0) 2533 2022/ 2020 | Fax: +32 (0) 2538 8486
Email : conferences at esf.org<mailto:blipps at esf.org> | Skype: esf.conferences | www.esf.org/conferences

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