The Brain Defense

Kevin Davis talked about his book The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms, in which he… read more

Kevin Davis talked about his book The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms, in which he reports on the use of neuroscience as a defense in the courtroom. The first case where a brain scan was allowed as evidence for the defense was that of Herbert Weinstein, a 65 year old man accused of murdering his wife, seemingly for no reason. It was discovered after his arrest that he had a cyst in his brain and his lawyer argued that the cyst impaired his judgement. close

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The Brain Defense

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Program ID:
424904-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Apr 30, 2017 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 27, 2017 | 3:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 30, 2017 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 01, 2017 | 6:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 2017 | 3:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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