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WATCH – Imaging Brains, Changing Minds: How Pain Neuroimaging Can Help Transform the Law

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On Thursday, January 22, 2015, CLBB Senior Fellow in Law & Applied Neuroscience Amanda Pustilnik presented the Psychiatry Grand Rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Pustilnik reviewed her research at the intersection of pain and the law in a talk titled “Imaging Brains, Changing Minds: How Pain Neuroimaging Can Help Transform the Law.”

The Grand Rounds took place in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital. Watch complete video from the event below.

pustilnik_150x150Amanda Pustilnik, JD is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, and Law & Neuroscience. She is also the 2014-2015 Senior Fellow in Law & Applied Neuroscience, part of the Joint Venture in Law & Neuroscience between CLBB and the Petrie-Flom Center of Harvard Law School. Pustilnik has convened a national conference and produced two seminal papers on pain and the law, “Painful Disparities, Painful Realities” and “Pain as Fact and Heuristic: How Pain Neuroimaging Illuminates Moral Dimensions of Law”.

Pustilnik is a member of the CLBB Pain & Suffering working group and will present at the working group’s Pain & Suffering Symposium at Harvard Medical School on February 5.

Read Professor Pustilnik’s full bio here.