Nonprofit Training & Events

The Neuroscience of Decision-Making in the Justice System

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
1:00 pm4:30 pm
Bismarck State College, NECE Bavendick Stateroom #415

Host: State Bar Association of North Dakota
Cost: Free - Registration Required

Did you know that scientists have scanned people’s brains as they make decisions to see what motivates us, scares us and fools us? How can we use these studies to help us make accurate, effective and efficient decisions even under extreme pressure and to act fairly in our changing society? In this highly interactive course, participants will explore emerging research in neuroscience and how it affects decision-making. Brain imaging studies will be used to explain how decisions are made in the justice system. The course will explore how reactions in our brains affect our assessments of threat, intelligence, veracity, and competence. The course will identify ways to increase fairness guided by science.