Posts for March, 2013

How Will Neuroscience Affect Views on fMRI Lie Detection?

March 13, 2013

Alan Alda, host of the PBS Special “Brains on Trial,”  speaks with Stanford Law School professor Hank Greely about the implications of fMRI Lie Detection practices inside the criminal justice system. Look for the broadcast soon.

Turn Right at the Cerebellum: President Obama Maps the Brain

March 6, 2013

This week, the New York Times reported on a new Obama initiative that, in comparison to gun control or the economy, might seem a little frivolous. It’s called the “Brain Activity Map.” Three Billion Dollars The name of the project says it all: The goal is to map the connections […]

From the Archives: A Profile of Former Calif. Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George After the 2008 Same-Sex Marriage Decision

March 6, 2013

Appointed to the court by Republican Governor Pete Wilson in 1991 and elevated by him to chief justice in 1996, George has defied the expectations of conservatives and liberals alike. He has consistently cited his reliance on the rule of law, contained in the statutes and precedents of California and […]