Re-Envisioning Pain: How Breakthroughs on the Science of Suffering Could Revolutionize Legal Understanding and Outcomes

  1. Part of Re-Envisioning Pain: How Breakthroughs on the Science of Suffering Could Revolutionize Legal Understanding and Outcomes”
    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 5, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    Judy Foreman is an investigative journalist and author of A Nation In Pain: Healing Our Country's Greatest Health Problem. Ms. Foreman brings to bear her 20+ years as an investigative journalist in the health sciences area, as well as her personal experience, to bring insight to a topic—pain—that touches us all.

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    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 5, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    David Borsook, MD, PhD leads the PAIN group at Massachusetts General Hospital and is Professor of Anesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Borsook will address the recent breakthroughs in understanding the brain's role in creating and maintaining chronic pain conditions. A leader in the field, Borsook will discuss how chronic pain creates long-term changes in the brain, compromising cognitive and emotional functions, which makes effective pain treatment an urgent medical priority.

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  3. Part of Re-Envisioning Pain: How Breakthroughs on the Science of Suffering Could Revolutionize Legal Understanding and Outcomes”
    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 5, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD is Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory and a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University. Dr. Barrett will discuss the complicated relationship between pain and emotion. She will describe how physical and emotional pain are represented in the brain, and how understanding these neural representations can help us understand their similarities and differences.

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  4. Part of Re-Envisioning Pain: How Breakthroughs on the Science of Suffering Could Revolutionize Legal Understanding and Outcomes”
    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 5, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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    Amanda C. Pustilnik, JD is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law. She is also the 2014-2015 Senior Fellow in Law & Applied Neuroscience at CLBB and The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Professor Pustilnik will discuss the challenges pain presents for the law, in areas ranging from tort to torture. In many areas, legal decision-makers rely on scientifically outmoded concepts of pain, and may make false distinctions between physical and emotional pain. Professor Pustilnik will describe how neuroscience of pain can improve legal doctrines and outcomes, and will touch on the limits of the uses of this new science.

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    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 5, 2015 | The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School

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Re-Envisioning Pain: How Breakthroughs on the Science of Suffering Could Revolutionize Legal Understanding and Outcomes

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Symposium, moderated by nationally syndicated journalist Judy Foreman, brought together experts David Borsook, Lisa Feldman Barrett and Amanda Pustilnik to address the role of neuroscience in helping the law better understand…


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On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Symposium, moderated by nationally syndicated journalist Judy Foreman, brought together experts David Borsook, Lisa Feldman Barrett and Amanda Pustilnik to address the role of neuroscience in helping the law better understand pain.
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