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Mission

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

Dr. Bruce H. Price is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior. Dr. Price graduated from Harvard University cum laude, attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, then completed an affiliated internal medicine residency program, serving as its chief resident.  He next trained in general neurology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, returning to Boston where he pursued fellowship training in cognitive and behavioral neurology at Beth Israel Hospital.  He served there as a staff member for ten years.  In 1994, he was appointed Chief of the Department of Neurology at McLean Hospital.  He is an Associate in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

In 1996, he co-founded the Neuropsychology Fellowship Training Program at McLean Hospital.  In 1999, he founded the Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Training Program at McLean Hospital. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Fronto-Temporal Dementia Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2006, the Bruce H. Price, M.D. Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology was established in his honor. He supervises approximately 20 psychiatry, neuropsychology, and neurology residents and fellows per year. He lectures and consults throughout the world, and regularly hosts international visitors.

He is the author of over 120 original articles, critical reviews, commentaries, and textbook chapters.  He has served as a peer reviewer for 20 journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine.  He has been the recipient of numerous federal, pharmaceutical, and foundation grants.

An internationally recognized leader in the integration of neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuropsychology, his research interests include the cognitive and behavioral consequences of neurologic and psychiatric diseases, brain dysfunction in violent and criminal behavior, frontal lobe functions including insight, judgment, empathy, self-awareness, social adaptation, and decision-making, memory disorders, and dementias.  His fascination with the intersections between medicine, law, and ethics is longstanding.

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