Alan Alda interviews McGovern researchers for two-part PBS special.
What if we could peer into the brain to determine guilt or innocence? Could advances in neuroscience help reform our criminal justice system?
The McGovern institute for Brain Research at MIT hosted a panel of distinguished neuroscience and legal experts to discuss the implications of neuroscience entering the courtroom. Topics discussed were issues brought up in the documentary. For instance, how might courts incorporate new developments in neuroscience, like fMRI lie detection, and should they?