Danaher @ Neuroethics on Trial April 10, 2015
Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


At the dawn of the 19th century, anatomist Franz Gall declared that the new science of phrenology – predicting personality from the shape of a person’s skull – would revolutionise our understanding of human behaviour and criminal responsibility. 200 years later, the issue of whether brain imaging and genetics should be admissible in a court of law, or even used for predictive diagnostics, has become a crucial debate. Join our courtroom of experts, including Prof Simon Baron-Cohen, Prof Uri Hasson of Princeton University, legal ethics specialist Dr John Danaher and neuroscientist Prof James Fallon who in the course of his research into psychopathy made a truly shocking discovery about his own brain, as the audience becomes the jury and we put neuroethics on trial.