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Both stressful situations and a lack of resources can physically change the adult brain, which raises concerns of how living in poverty could negatively affect children, whose brains are still developing.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 16 min
Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 16 min
Shedding light on a period of chaos and character-building, neuroscientists are framing the teen brain to help support this critical period in development.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Help your students better understand that their brains are always changing with this reading and activity.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Read more about what happens when your students' brains grow from chaos to clarity.
  • Edutopia
It’s not just hormones that explain teen behavior. Environment and social interaction play a role, too.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Charles A. Nelson answers your questions on how separation is harmful to a child’s developing brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
In this lesson Scholastics passes along the knowledge that understanding how your brain works can help explain why you behave like you do.
  • Scholastic
Can your teens tell the difference between their brain and an adult brain?
  • New York Times Blog
How much does the brain develop after birth? How do human brains develop compared to other animals?
  • PBS
With just a roll of the dice your students will learn about how every day choices can affect their brain development.
  • BrainFacts/SfN