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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Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 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.
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Help your students better understand that their brains are always changing with this reading and activity.
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Before neuroscientists can figure out what goes wrong in developmental brain disorders, they need to understand how the healthy brain develops.
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  • 5 min
It takes nearly three decades to build a fully-developed, adult brain. With all that effort, what’s so special about the end result?
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Foreign stem cells make themselves at home when implanted in a new brain.
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These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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To form the billions of connections in your brain, your neurons need to find their way.
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It’s not just hormones that explain teen behavior. Environment and social interaction play a role, too.
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are more common than you might think, and can cause severe problems for those affected.
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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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Roll the dice and read your fate! Will you be the winner with the most neurons?
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3D Brain

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