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Consensus Study Report: Priorities for Research and Care in Temporomandibular and Craniofacial Pain Disorders. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, National Academies Press (2020)

Status and Surveillance in Law's Uses of Brain-Based Pain Imaging, in Neuroethics & Law (Karen Davis & Daniel Buchmann eds., 2019)

Legal Responses to the Opioid Epidemic: Legal Solutions to a Unique Public Health, Criminal Law, and Market-Related Crisis, in Confronting Our Nation’s Opioid Crisis: A Report of the Aspen Institute Health Strategy Group 89 (Alan R. Weil & Rachel Dolan, eds., 2018) Available at:

Consensus Statement on Brain Imaging Tests for Chronic Pain: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues and Recommendations. 13 Nature Revs. Neurol. 624 (2017)

Brain-Based Evidence of Legally-Relevant Subjective States: The Case of Chronic Pain, 25 Harv. Rev. Psychiatry 279 (2017)

“And If Your Friends Drove Off a Bridge, Would You?” How Developmental Neuroscience Can Inform Legal Regimes for Adolescents, 12 Ind. Health L. Rev. 533 (2015)

Imaging Brains, Changing Minds: How Neuroimaging Can Transform the Law’s Approach to Pain, 66 Ala. L. Rev. 1099 (2015)

Neurotechnologies at the Intersection of Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Law, in The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Law 109 (John Parry & Song Richardson, eds. 2013)

Pain as Fact and Heuristic: How Pain Neuroimaging Illuminates Moral Dimensions of Law, 98 Cornell L. Rev. 801 (2012)

Reprinted in: Law and Neuroscience: A Casebook, Owen Jones, Jeffrey Schall, and Francis X. Shen (Aspen 2019), and in 50 Court Review 78 (2014)

Adolescent Medical Decision-Making & the Law of the Horse, 15 J. Health Care Law & Pol’y 1 (2012)

Rethinking Unreasonableness: A Comment on Behavioral Morality, in Nomos LIII: Evolution and Morality (Sanford Levinson & James Fleming, eds. 2011)

Violence on the Brain: A Critique of Neuroscience in Criminal Law, 44 Wake Forest L. REV. 183 (2009)(Reprinted in: Le Mental et le Social (Bruno Ambroise & Christiane Chauviré eds. 2013))

Prisons of the Mind: Social Value and Economic Inefficiency in the Criminal Justice Response to Mental Illness, 96 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 217 (2006)

Broad, Deep & Indirect: The Potential Influence of Neuroscience in Law, 2 Biosocieties 357 (2006), review of Michael S. Gazzaniga’s The Ethical Brain (2006)

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