Should Neuroscience be used to Determine Culpability?


After reading the chapter and having a class debate on Ethical brain discussion of that day, write a 3 page paper on the moral dilemma that was discussed. Your paper should follow this outline
I.Brief Statement/ Explanation of what the dilemma
II. Did you or did you not have an opinion on this dilemma before class
III. What is your perspective on the dilemma now? Did it change as a result of reading the Ethical Brain and discussing it in class?
IV. What aspect of neuroscience research that was provided in the book the basis of your current perspective?
You will be graded on the clarity of your writing, your reasoning, and factual content
I would like you to pick the side that neuroscience should not be used to determine culpability. Say how I didn’t even know that devices such as the P300 excited so I was never unaware of this subject. Talk about how I wasn’t really sure if neuroscience should be used or not to determine culpability, but after reading about it i decided against it then back it up with information form the text on why i’m right. Try not to use quotes, just paraphrase. Talk about how this would be a violation of the 5th and 1st amendment and how we should have the right to cognitive privacy. Talk about how neuroscience reads brains not minds so it could easily interpret something wrong and put an innocent person in jail when using it in the courthouse. Also talk about things that you find in the reading that would help support this argument. Make sure to use the neuroscience research from the reading to back your opinion.
I have attached all the readings and I will also attach a paper that has been written for the same class and book just a different chapter of the book. Please read this paper and use it as an example of how the structure and flow of the paper should be, but do not use any information on the already written paper to your new paper it is just an example!! The example paper got a “A” (100%) on it so please read it to help guide you.