Why Have Elections When You Have Neuroscience?


Over at Slate, fun takedowns of some recent excesses of pop-neuroscientific imperialism from the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, in which the papers' op-ed pages sing the advantages of brain scans for swing voters and candidates themselves, respectively.

My own July reason feature on how much, and how little, the current capabilities of neuroscience can guide legal thinking about the insanity defense.