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Brains on Trial with Alan Alda takes a fictitious crime — a convenience store robbery that goes horribly wrong — and builds from it a gripping courtroom drama. As the trial unfolds it takes us into the brains of the major participants — defendant, witnesses, jurors, judge — while Alan Alda visits the laboratories of some dozen neuroscientists exploring how brains work when they become entangled wi

Brains on Trial

S01E02 · Deciding Punishment

Jimmy Moran is found guilty of badly injuring a woman during a robbery. In the... More

Jimmy Moran is found guilty of badly injuring a woman during a robbery. In the sentencing phase of the trial, Judge Rakoff hears arguments from the court-appointed psychiatrist, the attorneys, the victim’s husband and Jimmy himself. Meanwhile, Alan Alda discovers how neuroscience is already influencing the sentencing of defendants.

9-18-201300:55:59
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