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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Emotions and the Shape and Operation of Legal Institutions

"Emotion in Context: Exploring the Interaction between Emotions
and Legal Institutions" was the theme of a conference held last May
at the University of Chicago Law School. The conference brought
together scholars working in philosophy, neuroscience, neuro-
economics, sociology, psychology, and political science to consider the
intersection of legal institutions and human emotion. Examples of
presentation topics include: Cultivating an Incest Taboo
in the Workplace, Two Neural Systems for Trust, and
Social Influences on Emotional Learning and Decision-Making.

Presentation abstracts and a selection of audio files are now available on
the conference web site.