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Network Publication on Third-Party Punishment

Posted by on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized.

A just-published study by a Research Network team used fMRI brain-scanning techniques to identify and dissociate the four different patterns of brain activities involved in:

1.     Evaluating the mental state of a defendant

2.     Evaluating the harm the defendant caused

3.     Integrating mental state and harm information

4.     Deciding a punishment amount

The work – published as “ Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment ” – appears in The Journal of Neuroscience.