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Mission

The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior puts the most accurate and actionable neuroscience in the hands of judges, lawyers, policymakers and journalists—people who shape the standards and practices of our legal system and affect its impact on people’s lives. We work to make the legal system more effective and more just for all those affected by the law.

Brad_DickersonBrad Dickerson, MD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology, at Harvard Medical School, and a Director of Clinical Applications, Morphometry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally, he is Co-Director of the Neuroimaging Group in the Gerontology Research Unit, and the Director of the Dickerson Neuroimaging Lab, at the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.  Since 2005, he has been working intensively on Frontotemporal Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, and other less common neurodegenerative diseases, which has led him to found the MGH Primary Progressive Aphasia Program in 2007 and the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit in 2008, with the generous collaborative support of the Massachusetts ADRC, the MGH Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Unit, the MGH Speech and Language Pathology Department, and other affiliated groups.

He was also a recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s Norman Geschwind Award in Behavioral Neurology in 2013, and received an honorable mention for the 2014 Schwartz Center Compassionate Care Award.

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