Call for Applications: NSAS Workshops - Neuroscience, Responsibility & the Law: October 9 - 13, 2017

October 8, 2017


The Workshops at the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies in Certosa di Pontignano, Italy are carefully designed and orchestrated to maximize the potential for interaction between the faculty and participants in a very friendly and unintimidating manner. The Advanced Courses and Workshops are not a summer school suited only for younger scholars. Rather, a significant proportion of seasoned investigators is regularly present among the attendees, often senior faculty at their own institutions. The balanced audience that we strive to maintain in each Advanced Course greatly contributes to the development of intense cross-disciplinary debates among faculty and participants that typically address the most advanced and emerging areas of each topic.

Each faculty member presents lectures and discusses with the participants for one entire day.

Workshop on Neuroscience, Responsibility & the Law: October 9 - 13, 2017

Chair: Henry T. Greely, Stanford University, USA

Nita A. Farahany, Duke University, Durham, USA
Stephen J. Morse, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa, Canada
Francis X. Shen, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Henry T. Greely, Stanford University, USA

Recent advances in neuroscience have significant implications for the law, both in the direct legal process and, more broadly, in what society wants and needs the laws to cover. These implications can be grouped into many broad fields: modifying responsibility based on neuroscience findings, using neuroscience to predict future behavior, interpreting neuroimages to read minds, using neuroscience to “treat” criminal or other disfavored behaviors and others. This Workshop will investigate and thoroughly discuss the implications of the advances in neuroscience and responsibility for the law, in criminal and in civil cases, as well as outside of litigation, in a wide range of jurisdictions around the world, presented by world leaders in the field.


Please visit the NSAS website for more information, pricing, and to submit an application for registration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.