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Brains on Trial With Alan Alda Season 1 episodes

Deciding Punishment Season 1, Episode 2

Conclusion. The fictional trial reaches the penalty phase, with the judge hearing from the court-appointed psychiatrist, victim's husband and defendant. Alan Alda, meanwhile, learns how neuroscience is already influencing the sentencing of defendants; and meets a judge who has offered to have his brain probed while he makes sentencing decisions. read more

Determining Guilt Season 1, Episode 1

Part 1 of 2. The ways in which advances in neuroscience may change the criminal-justice system are explored via the fictional trial of a teenager who's accused of attempted murder. Host Alan Alda also visits with neuroscientists, who explain how brain-scanning technology is exploring lie detection, facial recognition, memory decoding, racial bias, brain maturity, intention and even emotions. read more

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Premiered: September 11, 2013, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The ways in which neuroscience may change the criminal-justice system are explored via a fictional trial.

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