WATCH — Battling Blood in the Streets: How Can Neuroscience Promote Public Health and Support Public Policy to Prevent Community Violence?

On Wednesday, September 7, CLBB and the Petrie-Flom Center assembled a panel of experts who discussed the ways in which neuroscience can merge with public health and policy to end community violence.



WATCH — Boys to Men to Boys

On Wednesday, April 13, experts discussed the Supreme Court’s decisions on the unconstitutionality of life without parole sentences for juvenile defendants, and the role of psychology and neuroscience in re-sentencing.


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WATCH – Poverty, Violence, and the Developing Mind

On Thursday, March 24, experts in child development, trauma, and urban environments discussed the implications of poverty and violence on the developing mind.



MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

Neuroscience is already influencing the legal system.
The CLBB mission is to ensure that this influence is responsible and based on sound scientific evidence. Where evidence is lacking, we venture to advance the field with discoveries that can be applied directly to the courtroom.

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The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more