Oliver Goodenough’s research and writing at the intersection of law, economics, finance, media, technology, neuroscience and behavioral biology make him an authority in several emerging areas of law and its application in society. An expert in the developing field of neuroscience and law, he has participated in experiments using fMRI brain scanning techniques to explore the neurological basis of moral reasoning in conjunction with the Humboldt University in Berlin and with the University of London.
Goodenough is the co-director of the Education and Outreach Program of the Law and Neuroscience Project, managed by the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research and funded by the MacArthur Foundation. He is a Professor of Law and the Director of Scholarship at the Vermont Law School, a Faculty Fellow at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he is co-director of the Law Lab project, and an Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering.
His publications include Law, Mind and Brain, co-edited with Michael Freeman (2009) and This Business of Television, of which he was co-author. In 2000 he won the Lee Loevinger Jurimetrics Research Award for his work on law and neuroscience and in 2002, the Gruter Institute Bene Merenti Award for outstanding achievements in law and behavioral research.