Author: Kevin Davis
Source: from publisher for review
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Summary: This was a fascinating topic and the author did a good job presenting research in a nuanced way.
I’ve always been fascinated by books about how the brain works, so this book about how neuroscience may influence criminal behavior really appealed to me. The most interesting case I’ve heard and one which was repeated here, was the case of a man who experienced pedophillic urges when he had a tumor. These urges stopped when the tumor was removed and he could tell when the tumor recurred because the urges returned. However, this book mostly focuses on the first case where a brain scan was presented as evidence in the courtroom. The author also shares many other interesting, specific cases; discusses the research linking brain activity to behavioral trends; and explores the current relationship between neuroscience and the law. Read more »