Vol. 7, No. 3, 2001 Page 8

QUOTABLE: Robert Blum

"Research in brain imaging technology, often celebrated by neuroscientists as the vehicle to a new frontier of understanding human behavior, may be on the brink of holding significant sway over many areas of public policy, members of a federal academic advisory panel said Wednesday....

'This new understanding of the brain has huge future implications for the juvenile justice system, learning policy and education,' Dr. Robert Blum... said in an interview. 'It is going to force us to rethink so much of how we deal with kids' behavior and their violent behavior.'"
"Brain scanning technology may
influence public policy,"
Reuters Health, May 7, 2001

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