Opiate Regulation Policies: Balancing Pain and Addiction

On Monday, April 3, experts will address the challenges of restricting access to opiates while preserving enough access for the medical management of pain.

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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

On Thursday, April 13, author Lisa Feldman Barrett will discuss her new book, How Emotions Are Made, and the new theory of emotions revolutionizing our understanding of the human mind.

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Healing in the Wake of Community Violence: Lessons from Newtown and Beyond

On Tuesday, April 18, a film screening of the documentary, Newtown — followed by a panel discussion — will touch on the devastating impact of community violence.

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The Mayhem of a Misdiagnosis

On Tuesday, March 7, experts in law, psychiatry, and neurology discussed the devastating impact of a misdiagnosis, using an individual’s story as a tragic example.

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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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Mission

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