The Developing Brain: Neuroscience from Womb to Death

The Stanford Center on Longevity partnered with the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences and UC Hastings to host this two-part event, which examined emerging evidence from the expanding field of neuroscience and the effect of this evidence on law and policy. The panels and speakers over the two days of the conference considered law and neuroscience issues as they arise throughout the human lifespan, beginning with prenatal and infant brains, and ending with the neuroscience of aging and death. Day 1 of the event was located at the Hastings Campus in San Francisco and covered topics related to infants, children, and adolescents. Stanford was the venue for Day 2, which examined topics around later life.  Center on Longevity Faculty Affiliate Dr. Robert Sapolsky delivered the Day 1 keynote, and the Day 2 address was presented by Center on Longevity Director Dr. Laura Carstensen. Read more