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Did his brain make him commit his crime?


When discussing how neuroscience could affect criminal law, one question keeps coming up: Are we in danger of saying “his brain made him do it?” Three of our scientists weigh in on this notion and how best to avoid this slippery slope.

This segment was taken from episode two “Deciding Punishment,” from the broadcast, “Brains on Trial with Alan Alda.”

[Video and text source: Brains On Trial YouTube channel]