News and Commentary Archive

Explore recent scientific discoveries and news as well as CLBB events, commentary, and press.


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

Upcoming Event: How to Fix Youth Sports Concussion Laws: Neuroscientific Perspectives

With growing neuroscientific research on sports concussions, states have revised their policies and statutes. Yet at present we have limited research on how these state sports concussion laws are working. This panel will explore the intersection of neuroscience and law in the context of preventing, detecting, and treating youth sports concussions.

Date: April 11, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:30p

Location: Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA


  • William Meehan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Hosea Harvey, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Political Science (by courtesy), Temple University
  • Francis X. Shen, Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota Law School; Executive Director of Education and Outreach, the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

This lunch event is free and open to the public.

Death by a thousand clicks: How can we make EHRs better?

Date: February 22, 2018

Location: BIDMC’s Sherman Auditorium

Time: 6:30p collation; 7:00-9:00p talks and discussion

Participants: Carey Goldberg (moderator), Adrian Gropper, MD, James W. Holsapple, MD, John R. Levinson, MD, PhD, Warner V. Slack, MD

This event is free and open to the public.