Randy Buckner, PhD, is Principal Investigator of Harvard University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL), Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and member of the Center for Brain Science where he is affiliated with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. His research applies neuroimaging techniques to explore brain areas involved in human memory. Recently he has focused on three interrelated questions: how human prefrontal cortex may participate in the formation and retrieval of memories, and how these structures may interact with medial temporal regions; how the human brain codes the remnants (the echo) of a memory while it is being remembered; and how activity within the human brain changes when items are repeated. Dr. Buckner also has become interested in how information about the healthy brain can help to guide our understanding of damaged and diseased brain states such as occur after a stroke or during the progression of Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (DAT). A final focus of his work is the development of novel methods for functional neuroimaging – such as those employed during event-related fMRI.
On August 10, 2014, the American Bar Association Commission on Youth at Risk presented an event reviewing the medical and psychological research on adolescent brain development and how this is reshaping legal and systemic responses to them.
CLBB - August 26, 2014
At UMass Medical school, CLBB Co-Directors Judith Edersheim and Bruce Price discussed the implications the emerging field of cognitive neuroscience may have on the clinical and legal landscapes. »
CLBB - July 11, 2014
Physical pain is not merely a private struggle, but a problem of representation and trust, of rights and responsibilities. In short, pain is political, argues Princeton’s Keith Wailoo in his new book “Pain: A Political History.” »
The Atlantic - August 22, 2014
CLBB & Faculty members are featured contributors in the special “law and neuroscience” edition of the American Judges Association’s quarterly publication. »
CLBB - August 22, 2014
The eminent forum for scholarship and resources on pain includes forums, webinars, classic papers, and more. »
CLBB - August 27, 2014
The American Bank Association’s Bank Compliance magazine addresses the vital role banks play in the regulation of elder abuse, and how the law bears on bank–elder interactions.
American Bank Association - July 11, 2014