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Re-Envisioning Pain: How Breakthroughs on the Science of Suffering Could Revolutionize Legal Understanding
February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pain is at the heart of legal areas from tort to torture, and yet legal decision-makers may be relying on scientifically outmoded concepts of pain and its effects. This Symposium will bring together legal and medical experts to discuss:
- Recent scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of pain, including long-term neurological changes
- The complicated relationship between pain and emotion, and how studying how physical and emotional pain are represented in the brain can help us understand their similarities and differences
- How updated understanding of the neuroscience of pain can help improve legal outcomes—and where the limits are
For more details, visit: http://clbb.mgh.harvard.edu/painsymposium/