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Neuroimaging-Based Pain Detection:Objective Measure of Pain or a Journey Down the Rabbit Hole?

Monday, May 14
5:00-6:30 PM
SLS Room 280B

The existence and extent of pain is an enormous issue in the legal system – in part because we often have no good objective ways to check a witness’s claims. But pain is, ultimately, in the brain.  Can neuroimaging help?  Dr. Sean Mackey‘s research revolves around treating and understanding pain.  He will discuss the prospects for “detecting” pain through neuroimaging. Lisa Douglass, Director of the Law School’s Social Security Disability Project, will comment on the implications of his research for the legal system.

Free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to Matt.Lamkin@law.stanford.edu.

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