Law, Economics & Ethics

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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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Your selections: Law Economics and Ethics
Huda Akil, professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, explains the many ways that the stress of chronic isolation, especially solitary confinement, affects the brain and behavior.
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  • 18 min
Richard J. Smeyne discusses recent research that reveals how solitary confinement can cause physical damage to the brain.
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  • 16 min
As social animals, our health depends on interactions with others. If placed in isolation, without those connections, our physical and mental health take a hit.
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  • 18 min
Robert King, a member of the Angola 3, shares how his 29 years in solitary confinement changed the course of his life forever.
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  • 18 min
Neuroscience has a profound ability to alter society, but who makes sure it changes society for the better?
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Understanding the brain science behind human behavior can help us create a fairer legal system.
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Researchers are studying the chemicals and structures behind charitable brains.
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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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Explore the concept of “mind uploading”. How would something like a mind upload really work?
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  • 45 min
Two bills are under consideration by congress that could slow the pace of scientific research if signed into law.
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How did working memory earn the title "the brain's workhorse"?
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The March for Science will occur April 22, 2017 across the nation and the world, with a significant turnout expected in Washington D.C.

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