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Neuroscience in court: The painful truth

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Brain-scanning techniques promise to give an objective measure of whether someone is in pain, but researchers question whether they are reliable enough for the courtroom.

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Reardon, S. Neuroscience in court: The painful truth. Nature 518, 474–476 (2015).

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