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Neuroscience, Memory, and the Law
September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dr. Kopelman will discuss fascinating neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric case studies that illustrate important issues facing the criminal justice system. Topics will include the impact of brain disease on legal proceedings, amnesia for offenses, and attempts to establish a neuropsychological basis for crime. Dr. Kopelman is an internationally recognized expert on the neuroscience of memory disorders and a leading figure in the intersection of neuroscience and the law. He serves as the President of the International Neuropsychological Society, is a Fellow of the British Academy of Medical Sciences, and is the author of Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice.
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Sponsored by the Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Medical Social Sciences, by the Pritzker School of Law, by the Cognitive Neuroscience Program of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and by the NIH-Sponsored Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition