Photogprah of a scared teen driving with an adult is in the passenger's seat
Shedding light on a period of chaos and character-building, neuroscientists are framing the teen brain to help support this critical period in development.
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With more than half of its tiny brain devoted to sight, the fruit fly is a favorite animal model for scientists studying the visual system.
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Learn about the importance of introducing children to science at an early age.
  • Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
Learn more about the ever-changing brains of teenagers.
  • Edutopia
Schools can use neuroscience research to optimize their environments to match the best ways for students to learn.
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You might struggle to learn new steps in your dance class, but your brain is working to ensure you nail the routine.
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Learn about the benefits of water play for young children.
  • NPR
The neurological consequences of teenage alcohol abuse can last well beyond the teen years and into adulthood.
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Neuroscientist Jamie Hanson encourages scientists to look at people and situations that fall outside so-called societal norms.
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  • 9 min
How does growing up less fortunate impact the brain and how can educators help their students overcome this obstacle?
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  • 21 min
While differences in brain size based on socioeconomic status could be considered stigmatizing, the brain is quite adaptable and plastic.
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  • 7 min
Growing up in poverty can negatively impact developing brain regions like the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and, in turn, increases the risks of developing behavioral and learning problems.
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  • 23 min
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.
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  • 16 min

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.