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"Understanding how the brain works gives us an insight into the mental processes that underpin human behavior and as the law is primarily concerned with regulating people's behavior it make sense that the one may influence the other at some point down the line. There's no doubt neuroscience will provide some startling revelations about human behavior but we can't be allowed to get ahead of ourselves. At this point, our priority needs to be making sure that advances in neuroscience that may have impact on the law are communicated properly to professionals at all stages of the legal system so that when it becomes appropriate, neuroscience is used in court to the benefit of all involved."
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