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Video: Senior U.S. District Judge Examines How Neuroscience Affects the Courts Recognizing that the understanding of the brain has raised important and unexpected implications for the development and application of legal principles, Senior U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation Project on Law and Neuroscience, addressed thousands of attendees at Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago on October 17. “Neuroscience has advanced to the point where it can make generalizations that will be, and are, important to the legal system in determining overall approaches and policy,” Rakoff said during the annual Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society lecture.  Rakoff also discussed the legal and ethical questions raised as neuroscience enters the courtroom and affects the judicial system. “I hope that [neuroscientists] will see that they have…

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