Webinar: Does Brain-Based Lie Detection Belong in American Courtrooms

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Webinar: Does Brain-Based Lie Detection Belong in American Courtrooms

April 14, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The International Neuroethics Society is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics in a series of Neuroethics webinars.

As neuroimaging and other technologies advance, will traditionally-excluded tests of veracity (or lack thereof) find a place in American Courtrooms? What is the state of our neuroscience and understanding of brain-based lie detection techniques? Are these advances ready for ‘prime time’ or should we proceed with caution? What are the implications of existing research for the legal system and our moral assumptions about lying?  The panel includes:

  • James Giordano, Ph.D., is Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and is Co-director of the O’Neill-Pellegrino Program in Brain   Science and Global Health Law and Policy. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC.
  • Ekaterina (Kate) Pivovarova, Ph.D., is a Researcher and Assistant Professor in the Law and Psychiatry Division at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. She is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice.
  • Francis X. Shen, Ph.D., J.D., is a McKnight Land-Grant Professor and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, where he directs the Shen Neurolaw Lab. He also serves as Executive Director of Education and Outreach for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, and is currently a visiting scholar at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Follow this link for live streaming of the seminar.
(Click the link up to 5 minutes before the seminar starts)
No registration is required.

Tweet your questions to @HMSBioethics during the webinar.


April 14, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm