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David Eagleman visiting Decatur Book Festival

Dr. David Eagleman, neuroscientist and New York Times best-selling author, will be attending AJC’s Decatur Book Festival this Sunday, Sept 4 as part of his book tour on “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.” Dr. Karen Rommelfanger a neuroscientist from the Center for Ethics, Neuroethics Program at Emory University will be introducing Dr. Eagleman.
Dr. Eagleman is the director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. The website is cleverly named “” reflecting the idea that neuroscience may inform new practices in law that reduce recidivism and emphasize rehabilitation–something he calls “Rational Sentencing.” Essentially, he believes, “You are your brain,” and by using neurorehabilitation, he promotes a “libertarian sentencing” where criminals can rehabilitate themselves.

A video of Dr. Eagleman speaking about neurolaw can be viewed below.

A video of Dr. Eagleman speaking about his book, Incognito, can be view below.

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  1. Also, a map to the Decatur Conference Center can be found here


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