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What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Answer in the Courtroom

Octavio Choi, MD, PhD
Clincal Associate Professor • Founding Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program • Interventional Psychiatry Group • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences • Stanford University School of Medicine


Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the neural basis for moral reasoning
  • Understand the relevance of the "group to individual" inference problem in forensic assessments
  • Critically examine how study designs impact what kinds of legally valid conclusions can be drawn
  • Understand the concept of normative databases and their relevance to forensic assessments


UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, and therapists who participate in this activity.

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