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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.

Daniel L. Schacter, Ph.DDaniel Schacter, PhD, is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, the Director of Harvard’s Schacter Memory Lab, and an award-winning author whose books include The Sevens Sins of Memory and Searching for Memory: The Brain, The Mind, The Past. After receiving his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he developed a keen interest in amnesic disorders associated with various kinds of brain damage. Schacter attempted to integrate the clinical phenomenon of amnesia with experimental and theoretical analyses of normal human memory at Oxford University, where he was a visiting researcher in 1978, and at the University of Toronto, where he received his Ph.D. in 1981 and taught until 1987. After four years in the psychology department at the University of Arizona, he began as Professor of Psychology at Harvard in 1991.

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