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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

The Criminal Mind

Source: On The Brain: The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Letter, Fall 2011. 

Are the brains of people who commit crimes different from the brains of people who don’t? While the latest brain research indicates they are, Harvard Medical School specialists who study the criminal brain, including Center for Law Brain and Behavior co-directors Judith Edersheim and Bruce Price, say the answer may not be that clear cut.

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