Francis X. Shen
In a Nutshell
Can understanding “the thinking brain”, “the addictive brain,” and “the emotional brain” improve justice in our legal system? Francis Shen investigates how “every story is a brain story".
Francis X. Shen is committed to building the new field of law and neuroscience, and conducts empirical, legal, and ethical research to examine how insights from neuroscience can make the legal system more just and effective. In his role as Director of the Shen Neurolaw Lab, his motto is “Every story is a brain story.” Francis is also the Executive Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior; an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Professor of Law, McKnight Presidential Fellow, as well as a faculty member in the Graduate Program on Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. Francis has published extensively on a range of neurolaw topics.