Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The Equipment Keeps Getting Better
With the increased interest in MRIs to pinpoint brain abnormalities which may lead to behaviors which may lead to corrections sentencing, any info about improvements in the MRI technologies should be of interest to us as well. Plus, they’re making inroads in identifying how drugs may (or not) affect serotonin receptors so that tailoring them for specific individuals may become easier. Since serotonin is implicated in many behaviors we tend to want to put into prison, this is another area that we should keep an eye on, especially as the pharmaceutical companies begin to enter our market.