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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.
On November 13, CLBB and the Petrie-Flom Center hosted Dr. Laurence Steinberg, one of the world’s leading experts on adolescence, for a public discussion on the role that scientific evidence about adolescent brain development should have in legal policy.
On Monday, September 28, CLBB and the Petrie-Flom Center assembled a panel of developmental scientists, clinicians, and legal scholars for a panel discussion examining the implications of developmental neuroscience for law in specific domains.
On June 30, 2015, CLBB and the Petrie-Flom Center hosted a public symposium bringing together the leading experts in neuroscience and law to wrestle with the critical question: what can, and should, the law do with what we know about pain and the brain?
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
|JAN 8||“Found in Translation: Why Science Needs Storytelling (and Vice Versa) – an Evening with Malcolm Gladwell” (VIDEO)|
|JAN 22||"Imaging Brains Changing Minds: How Pain Neuroimaging Can Help Transform the Law" – MGH Psychiatry Grand Rounds (VIDEO)|
|JAN 23||“Translation 2.0: A Forum on Transforming Public Understanding of Science" (VIDEO)|
|FEB 5||"Re-envisioning Pain: How Breakthroughs on the Science of Suffering Could Revolutionize Legal Understanding and Outcomes" – Pain Symposium (VIDEO)|
|FEB 12||“A Dialogue on Responsibility and the Brain – with Stephen Morse" (VIDEO)|
|FEB 19||“Psychosis vs. Psychopathy: Navigating the Risk of Violence in the Clinic and Courtroom” – CLBB / McLean Hospital Grand Rounds (VIDEO)|
|MAR 4||"The Policeman at the Elbow: The Neuroscience of Addiction and Criminal Responsibility" (VIDEO)|
|MAR 12||"Juvenile Justice & the Adolescent Brain: Is Healthy Neurodevelopment a Civil Right?" – Juvenile Justice Symposium (VIDEO)|
|MAR 30||"Does Brain Difference Affect Legal & Moral Responsibility?" (VIDEO)|
|APR 8||"Moral Decisions in the Law: What's the Brain Got to Do With It?" (VIDEO)|
|APR 14||"Does Brain-Based Lie Detection Belong in American Courtrooms?" (VIDEO)|
|APR 23||"Neurology & the Law: Notes from the Field" (VIDEO)|
|JUN 30||SYMPOSIUM: "Visible Solutions: How Neuroimaging Helps Law Re-envision Pain" (VIDEO)|
|SEPT 28||"From Troubled Teens to Tsarnaev: Promises and Perils of Adolescent Neuroscience and Law" (VIDEO)|
|OCT 4||HUBWEEK: "Where the Brain and the Law Intersect" (VIDEO)|
|NOV 13||"Should the Science of Adolescent Brain Development Inform Legal Policy?"– with Laurence Steinberg|