WATCH — The Vulnerable Brain: Capacity, Coercion, and the Elderly

On Thursday, December 15, CLBB brought together expert speakers to consider the question: what can be done to protect the vulnerable, aging brain?


WATCH — Half a Life: Legal and Policy Implications of Releasing Youth Incarcerated for Murder

On Tuesday, November 15, CLBB and the Petrie-Flom Center assembled a panel of speakers who discussed the implications of releasing inmates who were convicted of murder as juveniles.


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.


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

2015-2016 Calendar