About the Authors

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Neal Feigenson is Carmen Tortora Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he teaches Torts, Evidence, Civil Procedure, and Visual Persuasion in the Law, and has been Visiting Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and the University of Connecticut Law School. His research interests include applications of social and cognitive psychology to legal decision making and the role of visual communication and rhetoric in law. He is the author of Legal Blame: How Jurors Think and Talk about Accidents (American Psychological Association, 2000) and dozens of articles and book chapters, including most recently “Visual Evidence,” in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review (in press); “Emotional Influences on Judgments of Legal Blame,” in R. Wiener & B. Bornstein (eds.), Emotion and the Law: Psychological Perspectives (Springer, 2009), and “Brain Imaging and Courtroom Evidence: On the Admissibility and Persuasiveness of fMRI,” in M. Freeman & O. Goodenough (eds.), Law, Mind and Brain (Ashgate, 2009). For more information, please see his Quinnipiac faculty web page, http://law.quinnipiac.edu/x241.xml?School=&Dept=&Person=554.



Christina Spiesel is an artist and writer with a background in technology, both as a member of a commercial software development team and as a pedagogue using digital and other technological tools. She is a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School and Adjunct Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law and at New York Law School, where she co-teaches Visual Persuasion in the Law. Besides this book, her published writing takes on various issues concerning pictures and the law. She has examined theoretical questions (“Reading Words and Pictures: Some Suggestions from Cognitive Science, Some Thoughts for the Law,” in M. Freeman & O. Goodenough (eds.), Law, Mind and Brain (Ashgate, 2009)), issues arising from the medium (the forthcoming “The Fate of the Iconic Sign: Punishing Pictures,” about Tasers and video), and problems in popular culture (“The CSI Effect: Modern Ordeal?” also in press). She has presented her work at annual meetings of the International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law, the Law and Society Association, the American Society for Law, Culture, and Humanities, the International Association for Law and Mental Health, and at the 2009 annual Conference on ODR (on-line dispute resolution). She serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law and Second Nature, An International Journal of Creative Media, on-line.

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