Michael Saks, Regents' Professor of Law and Psychology at Arizona State University, kicked off the 2013-2014 Law, Psychology and Human Development (LPHD) speaker series Oct. 4, 2013, reporting on a series of studies that found jurors are no more influenced by neuroscientists presenting brain scans than they are by other expert testimony.

Saks' research focuses on empirical studies of the legal system, especially decision-making, the behavior of the litigation system and the law's use of science. His work also provides insights into social science experimental design.