Dr. Eagleman is the director of Baylor College of Medicine's Initiative on Neuroscience 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 Initiative hosts a bi-annual Conference on Neuroscience and Law. Additionally, Dr. Eagleman teaches a yearly neurolaw seminar course which is open to students and professionals.
Along with his primary appointment at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Eagleman serves as a faculty affiliate at the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, as well as adjunct faculty at Rice University.
For 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.
For more detail on all our projects, please visit SciLaw.org.
A talk on neurolaw at the RSA in London