On October 2, 2012 renowned Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times favorably describing a joint study conducted by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Teneille Brown, as well as James Tabery, an assistant professor of philosophy, and Lisa Aspinwall, an associate professor of psychology. The results were published in the prestigious journal Science.
“Scientists and social scientists tend to avoid one another. But when they pool their expertise, things can get interesting,” Sapolsky wrote. “One case in point is the growing collaboration between neuroscience and criminology.” Elsewhere in the op-ed, he praised the findings as an “important achievement” for his profession.
To read a detailed overview of the study on Ulawtoday, click here.
To read Sapolsky’s Los Angeles Times op-ed, “Brain science’s day in court,” click here.