Posts Tagged ‘fMRI’

‘My Brain Made Me Do It.’

November 17, 2013

'My Brain Made Me Do It.'

“Criminal courts in the United States are facing a surge in the number of defendants arguing that their brains were to blame for their crimes and relying on questionable scans and other controversial, unproven neuroscience, a legal expert who has advised the president has warned.

Nita Farahany, a professor of law who sits on Barack Obama’s bioethics advisory panel, told a Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego that those on trial were mounting ever more sophisticated defenses that drew on neurological evidence in an effort to show they were not fully responsible for murderous or other criminal actions.


The Beat-Boxing Brain

October 30, 2011

Spend six minutes with the percussive brain of Human Beatbox champ Reeps One in this video by British researcher Carolyn McGettigan. Thanks to Duke biologist/bass player/blogger Princess Ojiaku for finding this gem.

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