This article in the New York times talks about about a constitutional doctrine called “jury nullification”. Jury nullification occurs in a trial when a jury reaches a verdict contrary to the judge’s instructions as to the law.
Read this article here: Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in huge numbers of traumatic brain injury cases, largely caused by improvised explosive devices (IED).
Tragic as this is, it has prompted advances in diagnosis of TBI that we would not have seen without the conflicts.
Recently, the Army Times reported that a blood test is being developed to attempt to diagnose TBI more easily in the field. If the technology proves successful, it will give us an important tool in helping to diagnose TBI victims earlier and with more precision.
Early and precise diagnosis can greatly impact how successfully TBI can be treated.
See the detailed article here: Blood test shows promise in diagnosing TBI
A car accident caused traumatic brain injury resulting in hemispatial neglect.
“The brain’s parietal lobe’s role in terms of vision is that it sees two frames of visual information. One form allows you to know what things are. The other form of visual processing lets you know where things are”, explains neuroscientist-turned-author Lisa Genova.
Almost all cases of hemispatial neglect affect the left side. That’s thought to be because both hemispheres process visual information for the right side, so if damage is done to the left hemisphere, the right can compensate for that loss — but it doesn’t work the other way around.
Read more about the condition at msnbc.msn.com