Neuroscience in court: The painful truth
Many scientist have been looking for an ‘objective’ measure of pain, despite the very subjective nature of it.
The following article discusses some of the techniques, including brain imaging that are currently used in the desire to provide an ‘objective’ measure of the pain experience and how these can be used in legal settings.
Moreover, it discusses the concerns of some scientists and ethicists about where the use of these techniques in personal-injury cases might lead.
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