Weaver Family Program in Law, Brain Sciences, and Behavior

Owen Jones

Weaver Program Director

Owen Jones

Glenn M. Weaver, M.D. and Mary Ellen Weaver Chair in Law, Brain, and Behavior
Professor of Law
Professor of Biological Sciences
Director, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

Owen Jones uses methods and insights from brain-imaging (fMRI), evolutionary biology, and behavioral economics to learn more about how the brain's varied operations affect behaviors relevant to law.  Jones has authored or co-authored more than 50 scholarly articles, book chapters and essays in such legal venues as the Columbia, Chicago, Pennsylvania, California, NYU, Northwestern, Cornell, Vanderbilt, and Michigan law reviews, and in such leading scientific journals as Neuron, Nature Neuroscience, the Journal of Neuroscience, Current Biology, Evolution and Human Behavior and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015.

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